polysyllable

noun
poly·​syl·​la·​ble | \ ˈpä-lē-ˌsi-lə-bəl How to pronounce polysyllable (audio) , ˌpä-lē-ˈsi- \

Definition of polysyllable

: a polysyllabic word

First Known Use of polysyllable

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polysyllable

modification of Medieval Latin polysyllaba, from feminine of polysyllabus

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“Polysyllable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polysyllable. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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