monosyllabic


monosyllabic

adjective

  1. having only one syllable, as the word no.
  2. having a vocabulary composed primarily of monosyllables or short, simple words.
  3. very brief; terse or blunt: a monosyllabic reply.

adjective

  1. (of a word) containing only one syllable
  2. characterized by monosyllables; curta monosyllabic answer

adj.1824, of languages; 1828, of words; 1870, of persons, from monosyllable + -ic. Earlier form was monosyllabical (1680s, of words). Related: Monosyllabically.

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