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Origin of monosyllabic
OTHER WORDS FROM monosyllabicmon·o·syl·lab·i·cal·ly, adverbmon·o·syl·la·bic·i·ty [mon-uh-sil-uh-bis-i-tee], /ˌmɒn əˌsɪl əˈbɪs ɪ ti/, noun
Words nearby monosyllabic
Example sentences from the Web for monosyllabic
The Scorsese who dispatched Joker with five monosyllabic words wasn’t just a defender of filmmaking as art—he was a wit, a provocateur, a man of taste who was done apologizing for it.In Pretend It’s a City, Martin Scorsese Shares the Pleasure of Fran Lebowitz’s Company|Judy Berman|January 8, 2021|Time
His first language was Russian, then he learned Swedish, but chooses to perform in monosyllabic broken English.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In interviews, he was likely to remain monosyllabic until the question of equipment arose.J.J. Cale, Dead at 74, Was a Songwriter Beyond Compare|Malcolm Jones|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His response, as he remembered it then, had been barely more than monosyllabic.
While the boys, many of whom forgot to put on underwear, grunt in monosyllabic tones.
I transpose; all have What harme was (but harm is monosyllabic, and the line is then bad).Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
It will be found, indeed, that these double rhymes are as numerous as the single or monosyllabic ones.
The mother never ventured a word except in answer to a question, and used monosyllabic answers whenever possible.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
It is the concrete intonation of every syllable and monosyllabic word which gives to speech its distinctive character from music.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
We drank the coffee brought to us before dawn, in grouchy, sleepy, monosyllabic silence.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp