- The definition of monosyllabic is a word with only one syllable or a person who uses short, abrupt words in conversation.
- The word cat is an example of a monosyllabic word.
- A sullen teenager who only uses short words to chat with his parents is an example of someone who is monosyllabic.
monosyllabic definition by Webster's New World
- having only one syllable: a monosyllabic word
- consisting of monosyllables
- using, or speaking in, monosyllables, often so as to seem terse or uncommunicative
Origin: Midieval Latin monosyllabicus
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- monosyllabically adverb
monosyllabic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Having only one syllable.
- Characterized by or consisting of monosyllables.
- monˌo·syl·labˈic·al·ly adverb