sesquisyllabic

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Etymology[edit]

sesqui- (one and a half) +‎ syllabic; referring to minor syllable followed by full syllable.

Adjective[edit]

sesquisyllabic (not comparable)

  1. Describing a word that consists of a minor (reduced) syllable plus a full syllable, or a language such as Cambodian or Burmese that is characterized by such words.