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monosyllable

[mon-uh-sil-uh-buh l] /ˈmɒn əˌsɪl ə bəl/
noun
1.
a word of one syllable, as yes or no.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; mono- + syllable
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British Dictionary definitions for monosyllable

monosyllable

/ˈmɒnəˌsɪləbəl/
noun
1.
a word of one syllable, esp one used as a sentence
Derived Forms
monosyllabism, noun
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Word Origin and History for monosyllable
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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