Definition of Sesquipedalia
1. Noun. A very long word (a foot and a half long).
Generic synonyms: Polysyllabic Word, Polysyllable
Derivative terms: Sesquipedalian
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sesquipedalia
Literary usage of Sesquipedalia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time by Nathaniel William Wraxall (1836)
"... et sesquipedalia verba." He is now reduced to invoke assistance on any terms, and from any quarter. The 7mA propositions, ill digested, and framed for ..."
2. Smoked Glass by Robert Henry Newell (1868)
"VERSA sesquipedalia. " A FEW words by way of introduction," — as an author frequently remarks, with much native ease of manner, •when about to astonish such ..."
3. History of Roman Literature from Its Earliest Period to the Augustan Age by John Colin Dunlop (1827)
"... ct sesquipedalia wrba." Thyestes.—The loose and familiar numbers in which the tragedy of Telephus was written, were by no means suitable to the ..."
4. The First Six Books of Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War, Adapted to by Julius Caesar, Peter Bullions (1854)
"... A. Tigna bina sesquipedalia : Two piles each a foot and a half thick, joined together at the distance of two feet. H. One of the piles detached. ..."
5. Haileybury Verses by Robert Farquharson Sharp, Herbert Trench (1882)
"sesquipedalia. O WONDERS sure will never cease, For words it seems do still increase, ... sesquipedalia."
6. Haileybury Verses by Robert Farquharson Sharp, Herbert Trench (1882)
"sesquipedalia. O WONDERS sure will never cease, For words it seems do still increase, We're all so good and wise and grand ; But sesquipedalian crack-jaw ..."