A polysyllabic word.
- 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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