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also dis·syl·la·ble  (dī′sĭl′ə-bəl, dī-sĭl′-, dĭ-)
A word with two syllables.

di′syl·lab′ic (dī′sĭ-lăb′ĭk, dĭs′sĭ-) adj.
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(ˈdaɪsɪləbəl; dɪˈsɪl-)
(Linguistics) a variant of dissyllable
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.disyllable - 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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Note that the disyllable nacod is resolved and hence occupies a single position.
[24] measured tone and disyllable word recognition in quiet and in noise in 15 Mandarin-speaking pediatric bimodal CI listeners aged 5 to 14 years old.
148) merely reinforces an already clear prosodic direction, and one's inference that Webster has addressed the typographic boost to the eye (cognition), not the ear (audition), finds confirmation soon when the disyllable "present" gets italics without regard to its evident trochaic stressing.
According to his account, the hierarchical structure of a disyllable is headed by an onset and a superrime (see Figure 1(b)).
Webster's favoring of dost over doest is not paralleled in SP (each form occurs only once in the collection of letters), but this datum may reflect merely a spelling difference rather than a true distinction between a monosyllable and a disyllable and so may safely be ignored as possessing any authorial significance.
The monosyllable "sack," on an upbeat but phonemically heavy and long to articulate, site in for the Cat's tripping disyllable tribus.
Hendry Jones becomes "Rio," a Spanish word and lilting disyllable, which cannot fit in the set of monosyllabic American names, Dad-Bob-Lon; rather, it finds its rhyme in "Modesto." And, although Rio has partnered two of the Americans in crime, he does not share their contempt for women and people of other races.
Moreover, each 7-syllable line ends with a disyllable with emphasis on the penultimate syllable while the 5-syllable lines conclude with accented monosyllables.
6) why is the choice between monosyllable and disyllable sensitive to syntactic position?
After these syllabic cross-references to the French, the syllabic pattern pursues its own purposes; but as we have already seen with the disyllable (monosyllable), the expressive values of some of the measures are still haunted by the source text: the 4 at line 15, for example, inherits the pacifying reassurance of both its earlier appearances and its French model.