multisyllabic

adjective

mul·​ti·​syl·​lab·​ic ˌməl-tē-sə-ˈla-bik How to pronounce multisyllabic (audio)
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: having more than one and usually more than three syllables : polysyllabic
a multisyllabic word

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Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multisyllabic was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Multisyllabic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multisyllabic. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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