monosyllabic monosyllabic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having or characterized by or consisting of one syllable

Usage(s):

  1. In Helsingfors, Finland, Paavo Nurmi, monosyllabic marathoner, had his first interview with President Relander.
  2. He's all straight answers, monosyllabic responses, yes ma'ams and no ma'ams.
  3. But most of the time he sticks to the literary method which assumes that the height of human expression can be reached in a monosyllabic grunt.

News

  • 'Escape Plan' New Poster: Stallone And Schwarzenegger Plot A Prison Break

    For years, fans of cheesy 1980s action cinema dreamed of the day in which hyper-muscular and monosyllabic stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone would star together in what could only be the greatest cheesy action film ever. But then it never happened in the 1980s. Or the 1990s.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: ScreenCrave

Quotes

  1. Mr Johnson said: "It was a low moment to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg. But I can now say to Arnie that in spite of all his doubts, and though there was a great deal of suspense until the final reel, Ken...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Boris Johnson Source: Carluke Gazette

  2. "One of the ongoing themes in the books," Crais said, "is that people are so much more than they seem. We make snap judgments, and almost invariably we're wrong. Look at Joe Pike: There's a reason he's so internalized that he's monosyllabic....
    on Mar 25, 2007 By: Robert Crais Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. In 30 Seconds of Hate, for example, he uses a "monosyllabic splicing technique" to puppeteer war criminal (and neocon TV expert) Henry Kissinger into saying, "If we kill all the people in the world, there'll be no more terrorists.............
    on Sep 26, 2006 By: Henry Kissinger Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian

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