Monosyllabic



[mon-uh-si-lab-ik] /ˌmɒn ə sɪˈlæb ɪk/

adjective
1.
having only one syllable, as the word no.
2.
having a vocabulary composed primarily of or short, simple words.
3.
very brief; terse or blunt:
a monosyllabic reply.
/ˌmɒnəsɪˈlæbɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a word) containing only one syllable
2.
characterized by monosyllables; curt: a monosyllabic answer
adj.

1824, of languages; 1828, of words; 1870, of persons, from monosyllable + -ic. Earlier form was monosyllabical (1680s, of words). Related: Monosyllabically.

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