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polysyllable

[pol-ee-sil-uh-buh l, pol-ee-sil-] /ˈpɒl iˌsɪl ə bəl, ˌpɒl iˈsɪl-/
noun
1.
a polysyllabic word.
Origin of polysyllable
1560-1570
First recorded in 1560-70; poly- + syllable
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polysyllable

/ˈpɒlɪˌsɪləbəl/
noun
1.
a word consisting of more than two syllables
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Word Origin and History for polysyllable
n.

1560s; see poly- + syllable. As a rule, a word of more than three syllables.

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