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 (dī′sĭl′ə-bəl, dī-sĭl′-, dĭ-)
Variant of disyllable.
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(dɪˈsɪləbəl; ˈdɪsˌsɪl-; ˈdaɪsɪl-) or


(Linguistics) grammar a word of two syllables
dissyllabic, disyllabic adj
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(ˈdaɪˌsɪl ə bəl, daɪˈsɪl-, dɪ-)

also dissyllable

a word of two syllables.
[1580–90; < Greek disýllabos of two syllables; see di-1, syllable]
di•syl•lab•ic (ˌdaɪ sɪˈlæb ɪk, ˌdɪs ɪ-) adj.
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Noun1.dissyllable - a word having two syllables
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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To carry out auditory recognition of words, through the identification of corresponding picture, the material proposed by Souza and Reis (2015) [6] was used, which consists of cards containing six pictures each, corresponding to monosyllable and dissyllable words, to which the children should point in order to match the word dictated by the examiner.
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