monosyllabic

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin monosyllabicus, from Latin monosyllabus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μονοσύλλαβος (monosúllabos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Australia) /ˌmɔn.əʉ.sɪˈlæb.ɪk/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)sɪˈlabɪk/
  • (US) /ˌmɑn.oʊ.sɪˈlæb.ɪk/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧no‧syl‧la‧bic
  • Rhymes: -æbɪk
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Adjective[edit]

monosyllabic (not comparable)

  1. Consisting of one syllable.
  2. Using monosyllables, speaking in monosyllables; curt.

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Noun[edit]

monosyllabic (plural monosyllabics)

  1. a word consisting of one syllable

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