trisyllabic


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tri·syl·la·ble

 (trī′sĭl′ə-bəl)
n.
A three-syllable word.

tri′syl·lab′ic (-sĭ-lăb′ĭk), tri′syl·lab′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
tri′syl·lab′i·cal·ly adv.

tri•syl•lab•ic

(ˌtraɪ sɪˈlæb ɪk)
adj.
consisting of three syllables: a trisyllabic metrical foot.
[1635–45]
tri`syl•lab′i•cal•ly, adv.
Translations

trisyllabic

[ˈtraɪsɪˈlæbɪk] ADJtrisilábico

trisyllabic

adjdreisilbig
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The phrases that showed best inter-examiner reproducibility where the trisyllabic words "shoe" (k = 0.
Speech discrimination tests were carried out in a silent environment with monosyllabic and trisyllabic word lists.
As far as di-and trisyllabic stimuli are concerned, the predominant strategy that is followed by most participants (see Table 1) is acronymization.
Eight stems, Nepale'se, journale'se, novele'se, Sudane'se, lemona'de, cannona'de, serena'de, and colonna'de, are trisyllabic words carrying last-syllable stress.
29) An amphimacer is a trisyllabic foot with an unstressed syllable between two stressed syllables.
Van der Molen provides us with an important key to the trisyllabic meters used in the RK and does a serviceable job of rendering the scansion of the morae-based meter Arya.
Reduction is also possible foot-internally, in the second syllable of a trisyllabic foot: [i-hmised] 'man:PL:NOM', [ja*hutetta:] 'cool:PRS:IPS', [ki*skohumi:ne] 'be_torn_off:NMLZ:NOM'.
Rhythmic accents (of duration or division) are those that hold the key to individualizing rhythmic structures thus identifying several categories grouped according to the number of items in bisyllabic, trisyllabic or by type in binary, ternary or mixed formations.
La silaba como unidad de activacion lexica en la lectura de palabras trisilabas [The syllable as the unit of lexical activation in the reading of trisyllabic words].
See a very similar explanation of acceleration by Hobsbaum in a trisyllabic substitution exemplified with Marvell's "Time's win/ged cha/riot hur/ry ing near" (8-9, 56).