Meaning of “in words of one syllable” in the English Dictionary

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"in words of one syllable" in British English

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in words of one syllable

in simple language avoiding long, difficult, or specialized words:

Could you explain to me in words of one syllable how an electron microscope works?

(Definition of “in words of one syllable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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