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polysyllabic word


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polysyllabic word a word of more than three syllables
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In literature:

In German, however, polysyllabic words strive to analyze themselves into significant elements.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
The use of polysyllabic and unintelligible words is therein recommended, probably as a goad to the patient's imagination.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
He spoke in such a round, full voice that his shortest words carried a sort of polysyllabic weight.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham

In science:

There are some adjectives that describe themselves and there are some that do not. “English” is an English word. ”French” is not a French word. “Short” is not short and “Long” is not long. “Polysyllabic” is polysyllabic but “monosyllabic” is not monosyllabic.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points