polysyllabic

[pol-ee-si-lab-ik]
adjective
1.
consisting of several, especially four or more, syllables, as a word.
2.
characterized by such words, as a language, piece of writing, etc.
Also, polysyllabical.


Origin:
1650–60; < Medieval Latin polysyllab(us) of many syllables (< Greek polysýllabos) + -ic. See poly-, syllabic

polysyllabically, adverb
hyperpolysyllabic, adjective
hyperpolysyllabically, adverb
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polysyllabic (ˌpɒlɪsɪˈlæbɪk)
 
adj
consisting of more than two syllables
 
polysyllabically
 
adv

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Example sentences
Let the kids and pets back in, throw out the towel, and start using complex sentences and polysyllabic words again.
Whenever possible the student should use polysyllabic words where shorter, clearer words would suffice.
In addition, skills for monosyllabic words are more often measured than skills required to unlock polysyllabic words.
Other polysyllabic words beginning with h will be given the same treatment, especially if their first syllable is unstressed.
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