monosyllable

[ mon-uh-sil-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌsɪl ə bəl /

noun

a word of one syllable, as yes or no.

Origin of monosyllable

First recorded in 1525–35; mono- + syllable
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monosyllable

/ (ˈmɒnəˌsɪləbəl) /

noun

a word of one syllable, esp one used as a sentence

Derived Forms

monosyllabism, noun
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