Definition of Polysyllabic word

1. Noun. A word of more than three syllables.

Exact synonyms: Polysyllable
Generic synonyms: Word
Specialized synonyms: Jawbreaker, Sesquipedalia, Sesquipedalian
Derivative terms: Polysyllabic, Polysyllabic



Polysyllabic Word Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polysyllabic Word

polysulfone
polysulfones
polysulphane
polysulphanes
polysulphide
polysulphides
polysulphone
polysulphones
polysulphuret
polysulphurets
polysurgeries
polysurgery
polysurgical
polysuspensoid
polysyllabic
polysyllabic word (current term)
polysyllabical
polysyllabically
polysyllabicism
polysyllabicity
polysyllabics
polysyllabism
polysyllabisms
polysyllable
polysyllables
polysymbrachydactyly
polysynaptic
polysyndactyly
polysyndetic
polysyndeton

Literary usage of Polysyllabic word

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

1. A Handbook of Literary Criticism: An Analysis of Literary Forms in Prose and by William Henry Sheran (1905)
"... idea is an emotional one, may often with advantage be a polysyllabic word. Thus it seems more forcible to say, " it is magnificent," than " it is grand. ..."

2. A Handbook of Literary Criticism: An Analysis of Literary Forms in Prose and by William Henry Sheran (1905)
"... idea is an emotional one, may often with advantage be a polysyllabic word. Thus it seems more forcible to say, " it is magnificent," than " it is grand. ..."

3. A Handbook of Literary Criticism: An Analysis of Literary Forms in Prose and by William Henry Sheran (1905)
"... idea is an emotional one, may often with advantage be a polysyllabic word. Thus it seems more forcible to say, " it is magnificent," than " it is grand. ..."

4. Practical Cosmophonography: A System of Writing and Printing All the by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud, Francis Marion Craig (1850)
"But in the Latin, the Greek, the German, the English, and, indeed, in all the known languages of the world (except the French), where each polysyllabic word ..."

5. Antonius Rhetor on Versification by Martin Sprengling, Bardesanes, Harvard Semitic Museum (1916)
"(2) An enclitic monosyllable draws the accent of a preceding polysyllabic word to the ultima. Enclitics are: (a) personal pronouns following the verb to ..."

6. The Classical Journal (1825)
"... neither suffers a caesura, nor is coupled in one polysyllabic word with the next measure, then its last syllable must be short, according to the ..."

7. A Grammar of the Tamil Language, with an Appendix by Charles Theophilus Ewald Rhenius (1846)
"When a polysyllabic word ending in e&r, or ear, or a long monosyllabic word ending in the same letters, is followed by ,2?, the js is dropped, ..."

8. Practical and Theoretical Esperanto: A Handy Textbook for Beginners and by Max Talmey (1906)
"Every substantive in the nominative case ends in o; and inversely, every polysyllabic word that ends in o is a noun in the nominative case. ..."

9. A Handbook of Literary Criticism: An Analysis of Literary Forms in Prose and by William Henry Sheran (1905)
"... idea is an emotional one, may often with advantage be a polysyllabic word. Thus it seems more forcible to say, " it is magnificent," than " it is grand. ..."

10. Practical Cosmophonography: A System of Writing and Printing All the by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud, Francis Marion Craig (1850)
"But in the Latin, the Greek, the German, the English, and, indeed, in all the known languages of the world (except the French), where each polysyllabic word ..."

11. Antonius Rhetor on Versification by Martin Sprengling, Bardesanes, Harvard Semitic Museum (1916)
"(2) An enclitic monosyllable draws the accent of a preceding polysyllabic word to the ultima. Enclitics are: (a) personal pronouns following the verb to ..."

12. The Classical Journal (1825)
"... neither suffers a caesura, nor is coupled in one polysyllabic word with the next measure, then its last syllable must be short, according to the ..."

13. A Grammar of the Tamil Language, with an Appendix by Charles Theophilus Ewald Rhenius (1846)
"When a polysyllabic word ending in e&r, or ear, or a long monosyllabic word ending in the same letters, is followed by ,2?, the js is dropped, ..."

14. Practical and Theoretical Esperanto: A Handy Textbook for Beginners and by Max Talmey (1906)
"Every substantive in the nominative case ends in o; and inversely, every polysyllabic word that ends in o is a noun in the nominative case. ..."

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