polysyllable

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noun poly·syl·la·ble \ˈpä-lē-ˌsi-lə-bəl, ˌpä-lē-ˈ\

Definition of polysyllable

  1. :  a polysyllabic word

Origin and Etymology of polysyllable

modification of Medieval Latin polysyllaba, from feminine of polysyllabus


First Known Use: 1570

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