- consisting of several, especially four or more, syllables, as a word.
- characterized by such words, as a language, piece of writing, etc.
Origin of polysyllabic
Examples from the Web for polysyllabic
Historical Examples of polysyllabic
"You haven't told me about the polysyllabic young man," she reminded.
Hence the polysyllabic, and the descriptive character of the language, so composite in its aspect and in its forms.
Swinburne's polysyllabic rage showed the force of the current he was trying to stem.Whitman
And by the way, I met that polysyllabic cowboy again—and I discovered that, on the whole, my estimate was incorrect.
The languages differ—the Turanian, like the Oceanic and the American, being inflected and polysyllabic.Man and His Migrations
R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
- consisting of more than two syllables