monosyllabic

[mon-uh-si-lab-ik]
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.

Origin:
1815–25; < Medieval Latin monosyllabicus, equivalent to Late Latin monosyllab(on) monosyllable (< Greek monosýllabon, noun use of neuter of monosýllabos monosyllabic) + -icus -ic

monosyllabically, adverb
monosyllabicity [mon-uh-sil-uh-bis-i-tee] , noun
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monosyllabic (ˌmɒnəsɪˈlæbɪk)
 
adj
1.  (of a word) containing only one syllable
2.  characterized by monosyllables; curt: a monosyllabic answer
 
monosyl'labically
 
adv

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monosyllabic
of persons, 1870, from monosyllable.
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Example sentences
Monosyllabic rock lyricists really did put the better songwriters out of
  business.
The nearly monosyllabic characters are familiar comic-book stick figures.
She has, in fact, simply too much style and wit for this kind of monosyllabic
  nonsense.
The vowel's acoustic cues are distributed throughout the entire monosyllabic
  word.
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