from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Polysyllabism.
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- noun The state or characteristic of being
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Though a translation, it puts English polysyllabicity to shame.
Norman R. Shapiro Wesleyan University In a periodical the very rubrics of which appear in Latin, it might be expected that admirers of Latinate polysyllabicity would from time to time descend upon unfortunate vocables of humble Anglo-Saxon origin and attempt to do them violence, but Axel Homos goes too farl He writes that "... as a rule, English words of Latin ancestry [sic] bear a close resemblance to their equivalents in R.mance languages."