Definition of Dissyllables
1. dissyllable [n] - See also: dissyllable
Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissyllables
Literary usage of Dissyllables
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Foreign Sources of Modern English Versification: With Especial Reference by Charlton Miner Lewis (1898)
"29i) that of the 490 verses of the Carmen Apol. which end with dissyllables, there are only two in which the penultimate syllable is short; also (p. ..."
2. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"ACCENT ON dissyllables. § 149. Words of two syllables have necessarily one of them ... dissyllables formed by affixing a termination have the former ..."
3. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1909)
"I THE INFLUENCE OF METER ON THE HOMERIC CHOICE OF dissyllables BY JOHN A. SCOTT It is well known that many of the most common Greek words, ..."
4. A Pronouncing Spelling-book of the English Language by Joseph Emerson Worcester (1876)
"dissyllables In which the sounds have the signs already explained. ... Some dissyllables, most of them being compound words, have both syllables more or ..."
5. The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"ACCENT ON dissyllables. § 149. Words of two syllables have necessarily one of ... dissyllables formed by affixing a termination have the former syllable ..."