disyllable

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di- +‎ syllable

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disyllable (plural disyllables)

  1. A word comprising two syllables.
    • 1903, Henry James, The Ambassadors:
      He felt as if the play itself penetrated him with the naked elbow of his neighbour, a great stripped, handsome, red-haired lady, who conversed with a gentleman on her other side in stray dissyllables which had for his ear, in the oddest way in the world, so much sound that he wondered they hadn't more sense; and he recognised by the same law, beyond the footlights, what he was pleased to take for the very flush of English life.

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