- a word of one syllable, as yes or no.
Origin of monosyllable
Examples from the Web for monosyllable
Historical Examples of monosyllable
"No," the bride replied, and there was determination in the monosyllable.Within the Law
And he conveyed a world of interrogation in his monosyllable.The Night Riders
"Ah," was her only reply; but the monosyllable was eloquent.
Nothing else can be so ample as a monosyllable is sometimes.Tristram of Blent
"No," said the other, and the monosyllable had an odd sound.The Innocence of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
- a word of one syllable, esp one used as a sentence