- a word of one syllable, as yes or no.
Origin of monosyllable
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Examples from the Web for 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
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Word Origin and History for monosyllable
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