Definition of polysyllable in English:


Line breaks: poly|syl¦lable
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪsɪləb(ə)l


  • A polysyllabic word.
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    • A word containing many syllables is a polysyllable or polysyllabic word, such as selectivity and utilitarianism.
    • Their choice of words is correspondingly simple, lacking the tension between polysyllables and monosyllables observed in the stanzas from ‘The Triumph of Time’.
    • In general, the contrast of monosyllables and polysyllables (suspended in the five-word line eight) creates a strong balance.

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