Definition of in words of one syllable
- We explained our views to the press in words of one syllable.
: a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use
: the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements
: a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word
: to express in words : phrase
: a unit of spoken language that is next bigger than a speech sound and consists of one or more vowel sounds alone or of a syllabic consonant alone or of either with one or more consonant sounds preceding or following
: one or more letters (such as syl, la, and ble) in a word (such as syl*la*ble) usually set off from the rest of the word by a centered dot or a hyphen and roughly corresponding to the syllables of spoken language and treated as helps to pronunciation or as guides to placing hyphens at the end of a line
: the smallest conceivable expression or unit of something : jot
: to give a number or arrangement of syllables to (a word or verse)
: to express or utter in or as if in syllables
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