trisyllable


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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.

trisyllable

(traɪˈsɪləbəl)
n
(Grammar) a word of three syllables
trisyllabic, ˌtrisylˈlabical adj
ˌtrisylˈlabically adv

tri•syl•la•ble

(ˈtraɪˌsɪl ə bəl, traɪˈsɪl-)

n.
a word or metrical unit of three syllables.
[1580–90; < Greek trisýllabos; see tri-, syllable]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trisyllable - a word having three 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"
Translations

trisyllable

[ˈtraɪˈsɪləbl] Ntrisílabo m

trisyllable

ndreisilbiges Wort

trisyllable

[ˌtraɪˈsɪləbl] ntrisillabo
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Only 21 of the 26 letters are listed in the 'V or C' category in Figure 3; w is absent because it is a phonetic trisyllable and not a phonetic monosyllable.
The line's awkward prosody compounds the jarring sense of the speaker's incredulity and outrage: two heavy stresses in the discordant initial spondaic substitution of the first foot, "Doth God"; the postponement of the caesura, the natural pause in the line, because of the run-on phrase, "day-labour"; the abrupt and retarded caesura after the comma, in the middle of the fourth foot; and the closure of the pentameter upon the terse, disjointed trisyllable, "light deny'd.
no representation in the 1976 New Oxford Book of American Verse): "quarried," in line three, has to be read as a trisyllable to fit the meter and rhyme scheme.
The consonantal suffix, [t] `causative', produces a final stress when it is suffixed to a monomorphemic trisyllable.
Text setting is generally competent, although there is the occasional oddity, such as Wesley's insistence on setting eleison as a trisyllable.
Hypothesis C: Disyllables and trisyllables, when presented as written abbreviations, will be oralized as ACRONYMS.
If we exclude articles, prepositions and conjunctions, out of a total of 25 words we have 13 polysyllabic words: 6 trisyllables, 5 quadrisyllables and even 2 pentasyllables.