Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A word or an utterance of one syllable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A word of one syllable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A word of one syllable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A word of one syllable.
  • To express in or reduce to one syllable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a word or utterance of one syllable

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin monosyllabum, from Greek monosullabon : mono-, mono- + sullabē, syllable; see syllable.

Examples

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  • Reference is to the c-word.

    July 19, 2009

  • a woman's commodity, according to Grose's "Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue"

    July 17, 2009

  • MLL!

    May 7, 2008

  • This word has five syllables.

    May 7, 2008