disyllable

NOUN
  1. a word having two syllables
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How To Use disyllable In A Sentence

  • It is particularly frequent in the latter half of the pentameter, immediately before the disyllable: compare, from many instances, _AA_ III 431-32 '_ire_ solutis/crinibus et fletus non The Last Poems of Ovid
  • The call, sometimes preceded by a single note, was a repeated series of disyllables, the second syllable stressed.
  • = The same phrase in the same position (leaving space for the disyllable) at _EP_ III iii 26 'et coit astrictis _barbarus The Last Poems of Ovid
  • A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.
  • Every pentameter of the amatory poems and the first fifteen _Heroides_ ends in a disyllable. The Last Poems of Ovid
  • It is often said that the power of liquidness and fluidity in Chaucer’s verse was dependent upon a free, a licentious dealing with language, such as is now impossible; upon a liberty, such as Burns too enjoyed, of making words like neck, bird, into a disyllable by adding to them, and words like cause, rhyme, into a disyllable by sounding the e mute. The Study of Poetry
  • A disyllable consists of two syllables, and a trisyllable of three.
  • A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.
  • A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.
  • _Nec (non) meminisse_ is metrically useful for filling the second hemistich of the pentameter up to the disyllable; so used at vi 50 'arguat ingratum non meminisse sui', _Tr_ The Last Poems of Ovid
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