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
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.
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Origin and Etymology of monosyllabic
probably from French monosyllabique, from monosyllabe
First Known Use: 1635
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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