Definition of Polysyllables

1. Noun. (plural of polysyllable) ¹



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Definition of Polysyllables

1. polysyllable [n] - See also: polysyllable

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polysyllables

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

Literary usage of Polysyllables

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1. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"polysyllables generally follow the accent of the words from which they are ... As a general rule, polysyllables accent the antepenult; as, Extrav'agant, ..."

2. The Foreign Sources of Modern English Versification by Charlton Miner Lewis (1898)
"... use of polysyllables which remains to be noted. ... shows that it would doubtless appear in polysyllables also as an independent fact, without this ..."

3. The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"polysyllables generally follow the accent of the words from •which they are ... As a general rule, polysyllables accent the antepenult; as, Extravagant, ..."

4. National Pronouncing Speller by Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson (1858)
"2. The employment will promote your enjoyment and remove your annoyance. Royalty is fond of loyalty. III. polysyllables. polysyllables A IN AGE. 1. ..."

5. It is Never Too Late to Mend: A Matter-of-fact Romance by Charles Reade (1869)
"Away went his life of shadows, — his career of watery polysyllables meandering through the great desert into the Dead Sea. He awoke from his desk and saw ..."

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