Definition of Polysyllable

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

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



Definition of Polysyllable

1. n. A word of many syllables, or consisting of more syllables than three; -- words of less than four syllables being called monosyllables, dissyllables, and trisyllables.

Definition of Polysyllable

1. Noun. A word with more than two syllables. Sometimes used in a more restricted sense. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polysyllable

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polysyllable

polysulphuret
polysulphurets
polysurgeries
polysurgery
polysurgical
polysuspensoid
polysyllabic
polysyllabic word
polysyllabical
polysyllabically
polysyllabicism
polysyllabicity
polysyllabics
polysyllabism
polysyllabisms
polysyllable (current term)
polysyllables
polysymbrachydactyly
polysynaptic
polysyndactyly
polysyndetic
polysyndeton
polysyndetons
polysynody
polysyntheses
polysynthesis
polysynthetic
polysynthetic twinning
polysynthetically
polysyntheticism

Literary usage of Polysyllable

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1. Boyer's French Dictionary: Comprising All the Additions and Improvements of by Abel Boyer, William Bentley Fowle (1827)
"|ю!уре, ш. POLYTHEISM, .v. polythéisme, от. polysyllable, *. un ... polysyllable ..."

2. English Lessons for English People by Edwin Abbott Abbott, John Robert Seeley (1901)
"Now when the last syllable of a polysyllable is unaccented, it is likely to be less emphatic than a monosyllable. For example, the -ing in trembling and the ..."

3. Boyer's French Dictionary: Comprising All the Additions and Improvements of by Abel Boyer, William Bentley Fowle (1827)
"|ю!уре, ш. POLYTHEISM, .v. polythéisme, от. polysyllable, *. un ... polysyllable ..."

4. English Lessons for English People by Edwin Abbott Abbott, John Robert Seeley (1901)
"Now when the last syllable of a polysyllable is unaccented, it is likely to be less emphatic than a monosyllable. For example, the -ing in trembling and the ..."

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