polysyllabic

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adjective poly·syl·lab·ic \-sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of polysyllabic

  1. 1 :  having more than one and usually more than three syllables

  2. 2 :  characterized by words of many syllables

polysyllabically

play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of polysyllabic

Medieval Latin polysyllabus, from Greek polysyllabos, from poly- + syllabē syllable


First Known Use: 1774


POLYSYLLABIC Defined for English Language Learners

polysyllabic

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adjective

Definition of polysyllabic for English Language Learners

  • : having more than three syllables


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