Definition of dichronous in English:

dichronous

Pronunciation /ˈdʌɪkrənəs/

adjective

  • Of a syllable or vowel in Ancient Greek or Latin: having two possible quantities; sometimes short and sometimes long.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin dichronus, dichronos (from Hellenistic Greek δίχρονος of two prosodic quantities, either long or short from ancient Greek δι- + χρόνος time) + -ous.