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adjective uk   /ˌmɒn.ə.sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ us    /ˌmɑː.noʊ-/

monosyllabic adjective (PERSON)

disapproving saying very little in a way that is rude or unfriendly: He grunted a monosyllabic reply.

monosyllabic adjective (WORD)

specialized language containing only one syllable
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ disapproving us  
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