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


a word of one syllable, as yes or no.


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Origin of monosyllable

First recorded in 1525–35; mono- + syllable Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for monosyllable

/ (ˈmɒnəˌsɪləbəl) /


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

Derived forms of monosyllable

monosyllabism, noun
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