Origin of polysyllabic
Related formspol·y·syl·lab·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·pol·y·syl·lab·ic, adjectivehy·per·pol·y·syl·lab·i·cal·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for polysyllabic
The use of polysyllabic and unintelligible words is therein recommended, probably as a goad to the patient's imagination.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery|Robert Means Lawrence
One of the most obvious defects of this school is excessive attachment to polysyllabic terms.
The languages differ—the Turanian, like the Oceanic and the American, being inflected and polysyllabic.Man and His Migrations|R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
Whilst all the other known languages of America are polysyllabic, that of the Othomis is monosyllabic.The Human Race|Louis Figuier
Mr. Moseley had arrived with arguments and reasons and platitudes, all expressed in a polysyllabic monotone.Sandy|Alice Hegan Rice