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polysyllabic

adjective poly·syl·lab·ic \-sə-ˈla-bik\

: having more than three syllables

Full Definition of POLYSYLLABIC

1
:  having more than one and usually more than three syllables
2
:  characterized by words of many syllables
poly·syl·lab·i·cal·ly \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of POLYSYLLABIC

Medieval Latin polysyllabus, from Greek polysyllabos, from poly- + syllabē syllable
First Known Use: 1782

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