Monosyllabic meaning

mŏnə-sĭ-lăbĭk
Having only one syllable.
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Having only one syllable.

A monosyllabic word.

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Characterized by or consisting of monosyllables.
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Using, or speaking in, monosyllables, often so as to seem terse or uncommunicative.
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Consisting of monosyllables.
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Consisting of one syllable.
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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.

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Using monosyllables, speaking in monosyllables; curt.
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A word consisting of one syllable.
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Origin of monosyllabic

  • From Late Latin monosyllabicus, from Latin monosyllabus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μονοσύλλαβος (monosullabos).

    From Wiktionary