A monosyllabic word.
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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of monosyllabic
- From Late Latin monosyllabicus, from Latin monosyllabus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μονοσύλλαβος (monosullabos).