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polysyllabicity

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as polysyllabicism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Polysyllabism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or characteristic of being polysyllabic.

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Examples

  • Though a translation, it puts English polysyllabicity to shame.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XV No 2

  • Norman R. Shapiro Wesleyan University In a periodical the very rubrics of which appear in Latin, it might be expected that admirers of Latinate polysyllabicity would from time to time descend upon unfortunate vocables of humble Anglo-Saxon origin and attempt to do them violence, but Axel Homos goes too farl He writes that "... as a rule, English words of Latin ancestry [sic] bear a close resemblance to their equivalents in R.mance languages."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 2

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