Monosyllabic Mon`o*syl*lab"ic, a. [Cf. F. monosyllabique.] Being a monosyllable, or composed of monosyllables; as, a monosyllabic word; a monosyllabic language. -- {Mon`o*syl*lab"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • monosyllabic — (adj.) 1824, of languages; 1828, of words; 1870, of persons, from MONOSYLLABLE (Cf. monosyllable) + IC (Cf. ic). Earlier form was monosyllabical (1680s, of words). Related: Monosyllabically …   Etymology dictionary

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