Origin of monosyllabic
Related formsmon·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
Examples from the Web for monosyllabic
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
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.
The monosyllabic footman, with much ado, consented to put down his own lantern; then went his way, and came not again.Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The monosyllabic language is spoken throughout China and in the different states connected with that empire.The Human Race|Louis Figuier
The man on the stone slowly turned toward Chamberlain, and at last found voice for more than monosyllabic utterances.The Stolen Singer|Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
Wing—he's too or three other monosyllabic patronymics, but Wing suffices—is an invaluable person.Ravensdene Court|J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
Despite her hope, she expected some monosyllabic reply followed by a silence that would prevent a continuance of the subject.The Shadow|Mary White Ovington