Polysyllabical
Polysyllabic Pol`y*syl*lab"ic, Polysyllabical Pol`y*syl*lab"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?; poly`s many + ? syllable: cf. F. polysyllabique.] Pertaining to a polysyllable; containing, or characterized by, polysyllables; consisting of more than three syllables. [1913 Webster]

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  • polysyllabical — poly·syllabical …   English syllables

  • polysyllabical — adjective see polysyllabic * * * polysyllabˈic or polysyllabˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑poly …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polysyllabic — Pol y*syl*lab ic, Polysyllabical Pol y*syl*lab ic*al, a. [Gr. ?; poly s many + ? syllable: cf. F. polysyllabique.] Pertaining to a polysyllable; containing, or characterized by, polysyllables; consisting of more than three syllables. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polysyllabic — polysyllabically, adv. /pol ee si lab ik/, adj. 1. consisting of several, esp. four or more, syllables, as a word. 2. characterized by such words, as a language, piece of writing, etc. Also, polysyllabical. [1650 60; < ML polysyllab(us) of many… …   Universalium

  • polysyllabic — (adj.) 1650s (implied in polysyllabical), from M.L. polysyllabicus, from Gk. polysyllabikos; see POLY (Cf. poly ) + SYLLABLE (Cf. syllable) …   Etymology dictionary

  • polysyllabic — /ˌpɒlisəˈlæbɪk / (say .poleesuh labik) adjective 1. consisting of many, or more than three, syllables, as a word. 2. characterised by such words, as language, etc. Also, polysyllabical. {Medieval Latin polysyllabus (from Greek polysyllabos of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • polysyllabic — [päl΄i si lab′ik] adj. [ML polysyllabus < Gr polysyllabos < poly , POLY + syllabē, SYLLABLE + IC] 1. having several, esp. four or more, syllables 2. characterized by polysyllables: Also polysyllabical polysyllabically adv …   English World dictionary

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