monosyllable


monosyllable

noun

  1. a word of one syllable, as yes or no.

noun

  1. a word of one syllable, esp one used as a sentence

n.1530s, from Latin monosyllabus “of one syllable,” from Greek monosyllabos, from monos “single, alone” (see mono-) + syllabe “syllable” (see syllable).

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