Definition of polysyllable in English:

polysyllable

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

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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