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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having only one syllable.
  • adj. Characterized by or consisting of monosyllables.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Consisting of one syllable.
  • adj. Using monosyllables, speaking in monosyllables; curt.
  • n. a word consisting of one syllable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being a monosyllable, or composed of monosyllables

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of one syllable: as, a monosyllabic word.
  • Consisting of words of one syllable: as, a monosyllabic verse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or characterized by or consisting of one syllable

Etymologies

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

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