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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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monosyllablemon‧o‧syl‧la‧ble /ˈmɒnəˌsɪləbəl $ ˈmɑː-/ noun [countable]  technicalSL a word with one syllable
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monosyllableHe said he would not ever call me by a monosyllable again, and in fact he never did.She did not respond to any greeting that day with more than a monosyllable.This turns out to be a strange sort of monosyllabism that has such a small proportion of its words as free monosyllables.He's even something of a linguist apparently he can grunt monosyllables in five languages.But no one really knew, since he seldom spoke, except in monosyllables, and ignored most greetings.Sanskrit is unique as these monosyllables are held to represent the basic energies of the universe.Figure 3.5 Percentage low vowel in variable monosyllables and prefixed and inflected disyllables.He wandered round her flat, answering her attempts at conversation with monosyllables.
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