UK [ˈmɒnəʊˌsɪləb(ə)l] / US [ˈmɑnəˌsɪləb(ə)l] noun [countable]
Word forms "monosyllable":
singular monosyllable plural monosyllables linguistics
a word with only one syllable. The words "yes" and "no" are monosyllables.

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  • Monosyllable — Mon o*syl la*ble, n. [L. monosyllabus of one syllable, Gr. ?: cf. F. monosyllabe. See {Mono }, {Syllable}.] A word of one syllable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monosyllable — (n.) 1530s, from L. monosyllabus of one syllable, from Gk. monosyllabos, from monos single, alone (see MONO (Cf. mono )) + syllabe syllable (see SYLLABLE (Cf. syllable)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monosyllable — ► NOUN ▪ a word of one syllable …   English terms dictionary

  • monosyllable — [män′ō sil′ə bəl, män′əsil΄ə bəl] n. [altered < ML monosyllaba, ult. < Gr monosyllabos: see MONO & SYLLABLE] a word of one syllable …   English World dictionary

  • monosyllable —    obsolete    the vagina    The taboo cunt:     Perhaps a bawdy monosyllable such as boys write upon walls. [DSUE, quoting Lucas s The Gamesters, 1714)    Grose says A woman s commodity …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • monosyllable — noun Etymology: modification of Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French monosyllabe, from Late Latin monosyllabon, from Greek, from neuter of monosyllabos having one syllable, from mon + syllabē syllable Date: 1533 a word of one syllable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monosyllable — См. monosìllabo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • monosyllable — /mon euh sil euh beuhl/, n. a word of one syllable, as yes or no. [1525 35; MONO + SYLLABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • monosyllable — noun A word of one syllable. See Also: monosyllabic …   Wiktionary

  • monosyllable — Synonyms and related words: antonym, articulation, expression, free form, homograph, homonym, homophone, lexeme, linguistic form, locution, logos, metonym, minimum free form, polysyllable, syllable, synonym, term, usage, utterance, verbalism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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