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English definition of “monosyllable”

monosyllable

noun [C]     /ˈmɒn.əˌsɪl.ə.bl̩/ US  /ˈmɑː.noʊ-/ specialized
a word that contains only one syllable: 'Jump', 'buy', and 'heat' are monosyllables.Morphology and parts of words
(Definition of monosyllable noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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