monosyllable

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noun mono·syl·la·ble \ˈmä-nə-ˌsi-lə-bəl, ˌmä-nə-ˈ\

Definition of monosyllable

  1. :  a word of one syllable

Examples of monosyllable in a sentence

  1. He answered all their questions with monosyllables like yes and no.

Origin and Etymology of monosyllable

modification of Medieval French or Late Latin; Medieval French monosyllabe, from Late Latin monosyllabon, from Greek, from neuter of monosyllabos having one syllable, from mon- + syllabē syllable


First Known Use: 1533


MONOSYLLABLE Defined for English Language Learners

monosyllable

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noun mono·syl·la·ble \ˈmä-nə-ˌsi-lə-bəl, ˌmä-nə-ˈ\

Definition of monosyllable for English Language Learners

  • : a word that has only one syllable


MONOSYLLABLE Defined for Kids

monosyllable

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noun mono·syl·la·ble \ˈmä-nə-ˌsi-lə-bəl\

Definition of monosyllable for Students

  1. :  a word of one syllable



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