follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

disyllable

[dahy-sil-uh-buh l, dahy-sil-, di-] /ˈdaɪˌsɪl ə bəl, daɪˈsɪl-, dɪ-/
noun
1.
a word of two syllables.
Also, dissyllable.
Origin of disyllable
1580-1590
1580-90; di-1 + syllable; compare Greek disýllabos of two syllables; variant dissyllable has ss < Middle French dissilabe
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for disyllable
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for disyllable

disyllable

/ˈdaɪsɪləbəl; dɪˈsɪl-/
noun
1.
a variant of dissyllable
Derived Forms
disyllabic (ˌdaɪsɪˈlæbɪk; ˌdɪ-) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for disyllable

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for disyllable

0
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for disyllable