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monosyllable

noun mono·syl·la·ble \ˈmä-nə-ˌsi-lə-bəl, ˌmä-nə-ˈ\

: a word that has only one syllable

Full Definition of MONOSYLLABLE

:  a word of one syllable

Examples of MONOSYLLABLE

  1. He answered all their questions with monosyllables like yes and no.

Origin of MONOSYLLABLE

modification of Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French monosyllabe, from Late Latin monosyllabon, from Greek, from neuter of monosyllabos having one syllable, from mon- + syllabē syllable
First Known Use: 1533

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