mono syllable

monosyllable

[mon-uh-sil-uh-buhl]
noun
a word of one syllable, as yes or no.

Origin:
1525–35; mono- + syllable

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monosyllable (ˈmɒnəˌsɪləbəl)
 
n
a word of one syllable, esp one used as a sentence
 
mono'syllabism
 
n

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monosyllable
1530s, from L. monosyllabus "of one syllable," from Gk. monosyllabos, from monos "single, alone" + syllabe "syllable."
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