Definition of Monosyllabic

1. Adjective. Having or characterized by or consisting of one syllable.

Similar to: Syllabic
Derivative terms: Monosyllable

Definition of Monosyllabic

1. a. Being a monosyllable, or composed of monosyllables; as, a monosyllabic word; a monosyllabic language.

Definition of Monosyllabic

1. Adjective. Consisting of one syllable. ¹

2. Adjective. Using monosyllables, speaking in monosyllables; curt. ¹

3. Noun. a word consisting of one syllable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monosyllabic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monosyllabic

monostratified
monostrophe
monostrophic
monosubstituted
monosubstitution
monosuit
monosuits
monosulcate
monosulfide
monosulfides
monosulphide
monosulphides
monosulphuret
monosulphurets
monosy
monosyllabic (current term)
monosyllabic word
monosyllabical
monosyllabically
monosyllabicity
monosyllabics
monosyllabism
monosyllabisms
monosyllable
monosyllabled
monosyllables
monosymmetrical
monosymptomatic
monosynaptic
monosynaptically

Literary usage of Monosyllabic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"DRAVIDIAN ROOTS ORIGINALLY monosyllabic.—It may appear at first sight scarcely credible that the Dravidian roots were originally monosyllabic, ..."

2. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"The English language is eminently monosyllabic, as may be seen by a ... The same monosyllabic principle is carried out in tho construction of our verbs; as, ..."

3. Outlines of Comparative Philology: With a Sketch of the Languages of Europe by Maximilian Schele de Vere (1853)
"monosyllabic LANGUAGES. The Chinese. THE Chinese, as a language, belongs to the ... In Chinese, as in all monosyllabic languages, words have a form only, ..."

4. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"DRAVIDIAN BOOTS ORIGINALLY monosyllabic.—It may appear at first sight scarcely credible that the Dravidian roots were originally monosyllabic, ..."

5. Opuscula: Essays, Chiefly Philological and Ethnographical by Robert Gordon Latham (1860)
"Figure 1. denotes the Caucasian, Figure 2. monosyllabic forms of speech. This list was first published in 1850, in my Varieties of Man — pp 123—128. ..."

6. Observations on the Language of Chaucer's Troilus by George Lyman Kittredge (1891)
"(e) monosyllabic participles (see also § 68) : with bygge bowes bente, ... monosyllabic perfect participles standing in the predicate regularly take no -e ..."

7. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1892)
"Fifth, It is said that the Otomi tribes in Mexico have a monosyllabic language, and that therefore it is a descendant of an early monosyllabic tongue; or, ..."

8. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1892)
"Fifth, It is said that the Otomi tribes in Mexico have a monosyllabic language, and that therefore it is a descendant of an early monosyllabic tongue ; or, ..."

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