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monosyllabic


  • s  having or characterized by or consisting of one syllable

  • In Helsingfors, Finland, Paavo Nurmi, monosyllabic marathoner, had his first interview with President Relander.
  • He's all straight answers, monosyllabic responses, yes ma'ams and no ma'ams.
  • Unlike Name Dial, the Voice Signal software encourages you to train Digit Dial to your pronunciation (again, because numbers are by-and-large monosyllabic).
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  • Boris Johnson in Carluke Gazette
    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...
  • Robert Crais in San Diego Union Tribune
    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....
  • Henry Kissinger in San Francisco Bay Guardian
    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.............

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