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Polysyllable   Listen
Polysyllable  n.  A word of many syllables, or consisting of more syllables than three; words of less than four syllables being called monosyllables, dissyllables, and trisyllables.

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"Polysyllable" Quotes from Famous Books

... in for it,' but 'did not see the use of it,' he was sick of the name of 'that polysyllable,' and 'should see enough of him when Mr. Hope came, ...
— The Young Step-Mother • Charlotte M. Yonge

... but it represents as strange a jumble of feelings, and compound of discords, as any polysyllable in the language. Miss Squeers knew as well in her heart of hearts that what the miserable serving-girl had said was sheer, coarse, lying flattery, as did the girl herself; yet the mere opportunity of venting a little ill-nature against the offending ...
— The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby • Charles Dickens

Words linked to "Polysyllable" :   jawbreaker, polysyllabic word, sesquipedalia, polysyllabic

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