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monosyllabic

[mon-uh-si-lab-ik] /ˌmɒn ə sɪˈlæb ɪk/
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
1815-1825
1815-25; < Medieval Latin monosyllabicus, equivalent to Late Latin monosyllab(on) monosyllable (< Greek monosýllabon, noun use of neuter of monosýllabos monosyllabic) + -icus -ic
Related forms
monosyllabically, adverb
monosyllabicity
[mon-uh-sil-uh-bis-i-tee] /ˌmɒn əˌsɪl əˈbɪs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monosyllabically

monosyllabic

/ˌmɒnəsɪˈlæbɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a word) containing only one syllable
2.
characterized by monosyllables; curt a monosyllabic answer
Derived Forms
monosyllabically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for monosyllabically
monosyllabic
of persons, 1870, from monosyllable.
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