monosyllable


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Synonyms for monosyllable

a word or utterance of one syllable

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asked Jo, privately thinking it a lovely monosyllable.
The latter understood that she was being asked to entertain this young man, and sitting down beside him she began to speak about his father; but he answered her, as he had the countess, only in monosyllables.
The green Martians converse but little, and then usually in monosyllables, low and like the faint rumbling of distant thunder.
I talked to her reassuringly, pointing out that the Martians were tied to the Pit by sheer heaviness, and at the utmost could but crawl a little out of it; but she answered only in monosyllables.
Some half-bred critic whom I had read made me believe that English could be written without them, and had better be written so, and I did not escape from this lamentable error until I had produced with weariness and vexation of spirit several pieces of prose wholly composed of monosyllables.
Miss Murray made several trivial observations as we passed up the park, to which (in spite of my reluctance to let one glimpse of my feelings appear) I could only answer by monosyllables.
With her usual impudence, my companion then made some attempts to get up a conversation; but the monosyllables 'yes,' or
In our view, however, a much greater interest comes from the observation of the cases found in Table 3, where the Portuguese heavy monosyllable (=monosyllabic word) is not explainable through etymology, as these words cannot be viewed as the historical inheritance of Latin monosyllables.
Mimeme' comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like 'gene'.
Because English has so many monosyllables, we have to add a potentially stressed monosyllable on W to the adjacent word whose stress falls on S.
As terms of versification analysis, these are instances where a potentially stressed monosyllable in a weak position precedes (proclitic) or follows (enclitic) the adjacent word with its stress in a strong position and with which it has a syntactic link.
Falling diphthong (first-vowel syllabic) in a stressed syllable or monosyllable, ending with a dolce semivowel.
She mentions this to her husband who mumbles an unintelligible monosyllable.
larger than a heavy monosyllable or light disyllable.
Several studies have addressed this issue directly by examining both orthographic and morphographic cues which may enable children to resolve the complexities of stress assignment and vowel reduction that arise in decoding beyond the monosyllable.