multisyllabic

adjective
mul·​ti·​syl·​lab·​ic | \ ˌməl-tē-sə-ˈla-bik How to pronounce multisyllabic (audio) , -ˌtī- \

Definition of multisyllabic

: having more than one and usually more than three syllables : polysyllabic a multisyllabic word

First Known Use of multisyllabic

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Multisyllabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multisyllabic. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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