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In the case of the edible dormouse, discussants on a recent television programme went for the single stressing, pronouncing it furthermore as if it were a single word, a common noun, a ˈɡlɪsɡlɪs.
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
a large expensive boat that is used for racing or sailing
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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Definition and synonyms of discussant from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.