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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.


(ˌtraɪ sɪˈlæb ɪk)
consisting of three syllables: a trisyllabic metrical foot.
tri`syl•lab′i•cal•ly, adv.


[ˈtraɪsɪˈlæbɪk] ADJtrisilábico


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