Meaning of monosyllabic


Pronunciation: (mon"u-si-lab'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. having only one syllable, as the word no.
  2. having a vocabulary composed primarily of monosyllables or short, simple words.
  3. very brief; terse or blunt: a monosyllabic reply.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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