Definition of tetrasyllabic in English:

tetrasyllabic

adjective

  • See tetrasyllable

    • ‘Beginning in the Wei and Jin, Shijing-style tetrasyllabic poems gradually fell into decline and the popular stele-memorial inscription then became the primary vehicle for tetrasyllabic writings.’
    • ‘Full stress falls on the first syllable of a word, thus obliterating the Latin stress on the penultimate or antepenultimate in trisyllabic, tetrasyllabic and pentasyllabic words.’
    • ‘The primary accented syllables in monomorphemic trisyllabic and tetrasyllabic Thai words are the final syllables.’

Pronunciation

tetrasyllabic

/tɛtrəsɪˈlabɪk/