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POLYSYLLABIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does polysyllabic mean? 

POLYSYLLABIC (adjective)
  The adjective POLYSYLLABIC has 2 senses:

1. having or characterized by words of more than three syllables
2. (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables

  Familiarity information: POLYSYLLABIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLYSYLLABIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having or characterized by words of more than three syllables

Similar:

syllabic (consisting of a syllable or syllables)


Sense 2polysyllabic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables

Synonyms:

polysyllabic; sesquipedalian

Context example:

sesquipedalian technical terms

Similar:

long (primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified)


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