Definition of disyllable in English:

disyllable

Translate disyllable into Spanish

noun

(also dissyllable)
Prosody
  • A word or metrical foot consisting of two syllables.

    ‘A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.’
    • ‘The call, sometimes preceded by a single note, was a repeated series of disyllables, the second syllable stressed.’
    • ‘Note that this is exponentially worse than the Manning Henkel problem, since there are not two but four dissyllables to conjure with.’
    • ‘The second, with its mixture of monosyllables and disyllables - listen, walking, chamber - sustains the alliterative flourish of Melting melodious words.’

Pronunciation

disyllable

/dīˈsiləb(ə)l/ /daɪˈsɪləb(ə)l/

Origin

Late 16th century alteration (influenced by syllable) of French disyllabe, via Latin from Greek disullabos ‘of two syllables’, from di- ‘two’ + sullabē ‘syllable’.