in words of one syllable

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in words of one syllable

:in clear and simple terms
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Word by Word Definitions

word play words
  1. : 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

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak

syllable play
  1. : 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

  2. : 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

  3. : the smallest conceivable expression or unit of something : jot

  1. : to give a number or arrangement of syllables to (a word or verse)

  2. : to express or utter in or as if in syllables


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