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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.
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trisyllable

(traɪˈsɪləbəl)
n
(Grammar) a word of three syllables
trisyllabic, ˌtrisylˈlabical adj
ˌtrisylˈlabically adv
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tri•syl•la•ble

(ˈtraɪˌsɪl ə bəl, traɪˈsɪl-)

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

trisyllable

[ˈtraɪˈsɪləbl] Ntrisílabo m
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trisyllable

ndreisilbiges Wort
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trisyllable

[ˌtraɪˈsɪləbl] ntrisillabo
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References in periodicals archive ?
Additionally, the tests also revealed alterations in the phonological awareness level, difficulties in simple mathematic operations (addition and subtraction), reading and writing of trisyllable words, difficulty in access to the lexicon (increased latency time), alteration in pragmatics, production of simple sentences, occasionally with syntactic alteration.
Only in Skye it is pronounced as a trisyllable assonating with 'duilghinn' whether the second syllable is a 'glide', as I thought it might be, or no.
Figure 3: Monosyllabic non-phonetic palindromes: V or C: B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, X, Y, Z CVC: HAH, HUH, WAW VCV: EKE, EME, ERE, EVE, EWE, EYE CVVC: SEES CVCVC: DEKED CCVCC: SHAHS CVCCVC: DENNED 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.
In this late lyric, we note one reason for Millay's fading importance (e.g., 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. This word provides an interesting contrast with its monomorphemic base, [??]asuga[??] `sugar' (SP), which does not have final stress.
Text setting is generally competent, although there is the occasional oddity, such as Wesley's insistence on setting eleison as a trisyllable.
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.