Simple Definition of monosyllabic
: having only one syllable : made up of words that have only one syllable
: saying very little or responding with one-syllable words
Examples of monosyllabic
The movie star was monosyllabic with newspaper reporters.
<the sullen teenager would give only a monosyllabic response to even the friendliest question>
Origin of monosyllabic
probably from French monosyllabique, from monosyllabe
First Known Use: 1766
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