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polysyllabic

[ pol-ee-si-lab-ik ]
/ 藢p蓲l i s瑟藞l忙b 瑟k /
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adjective
consisting of several, especially four or more, syllables, as a word.
characterized by such words, as a language, piece of writing, etc.
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Origin of polysyllabic

1650鈥60; <Medieval Latin polysyllab(us) of many syllables (<Greek polys媒llabos) + -ic. See poly-, syllabic

OTHER WORDS FROM polysyllabic

pol路y路syl路lab路i路cal路ly, adverbhy路per路pol路y路syl路lab路ic, adjectivehy路per路pol路y路syl路lab路i路cal路ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for polysyllabic

polysyllabic
/ (藢p蓲l瑟s瑟藞l忙b瑟k) /

adjective
consisting of more than two syllables

Derived forms of polysyllabic

polysyllabically, adverb
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