Examples of monosyllabic in a Sentence
The movie star was monosyllabic with newspaper reporters.
the sullen teenager would give only a monosyllabic response to even the friendliest question
Recent Examples of monosyllabic from the Web
Now Arnold wanders the house in a jolly monosyllabic stupor, barely able to negotiate a doorknob.
There is none of the pouty celebrity I-would-rather-be-doing-anything-other-than-this monosyllabic slouch, nor is every answer punctuated with Sorry-I-have-to-take-this-call.
In 2014, Marvel turned Guardians of the Galaxy, an obscure comic featuring aliens, a talking raccoon and a monosyllabic tree, into a massive hit.
In addition to the new ride, Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, Captain America, and the monosyllabic Groot will be greeting guests at Disney California Adventure.
The past 12 months have been a rollicking time for strange, monosyllabic corporate media rebrandings.
On the other side of the tent, though, Bernhard Hauser, 40, of Burghausen, was hunched over, eyes peeking out from a stack of blankets, offering monosyllabic utterances through clattering teeth as three paramedics kept close watch.
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Origin and Etymology of monosyllabic
First Known Use: 1635See Words from the same year
Synonymsaphoristic, apothegmatic, brief, capsule, compact, compendious, crisp, curt, elliptical (or elliptic), epigrammatic, laconic, concise, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, telegraphic, terse, thumbnail
Antonymscircuitous, circumlocutory, diffuse, long-winded, prolix, rambling, verbose, windy, wordy
Related Wordsabrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), short, snippety, snippy; abbreviated, abridged, condensed, curtailed, shortened; meaty, substantial; meaningful, significant; well-turned
Near Antonymspleonastic, redundant, repetitious, tautological, tautologous; enlarged, expanded, supplemented; embellished, embroidered, exaggerated, inflated
MONOSYLLABIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of monosyllabic for English Language Learners
: having only one syllable : made up of words that have only one syllable
: saying very little or responding with one-syllable words
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