Definition of disyllabic in English:

disyllabic

(also dissyllabic)

adjective

  • 1(of a word or metrical foot) consisting of two syllables.

    • ‘A disyllable or disyllabic word has two syllables, a trisyllable or trisyllabic word has three.’
    • ‘Occasionally two disyllabic feet occur in succession.’
    • ‘I think I'll stick to monosyllabic and disyllabic words today.’
    1. 1.1 (of a bird's characteristic call) consisting of two distinct sounds, such as the call of the cuckoo.
      • ‘I wish this bird would do something more characteristic of Hume's, like an upward inflecting or disyllabic call, but it doesn't.’
      • ‘Treeswifts calls have been described as a squeal, with a few syllables grouped together to form a disyllabic or trisyllabic call.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French dissyllabique, via Latin from Greek disullabos of two syllables.

Pronunciation:

disyllabic

/ˌdʌɪsɪˈlabɪk/