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comprising several syllables; polysyllabic


(ˌpɒl i sɪˈlæb ɪk)

also pol`y•syl•lab′i•cal,

1. consisting of several, esp. four or more, syllables.
2. characterized by polysyllabic words, as a language or piece of writing.
pol`y•syl•lab′i•cal•ly, adv.
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He incorporated strategies learned in the LLC, including techniques such as clapping out syllables and using cognitive strategies such as BEST (a mnemonic for helping students decode multisyllabic words) to sound out words.
Whenever possible, use common 1- or 2-syllable words such as "heart attack" rather than multisyllabic mouthfuls like "myocardial infarction.
Children were asked, for example, to do a scheme and explain orally following this scheme what they have understood of the well-read passage; and e) fluency: one works this dimension almost transversely along almost all the components, though also there is specific training to promote reading speed with multisyllabic words.
It covers a developmental sequence of phonological awareness skills, including segmenting sentences into words, rhyming words, blending syllables, reproducing a sound sequence, identifying the first sound, segmenting and blending sounds, producing multisyllabic words, repairing sentences (silly sentences), letter recognition, matching beginning sounds, isolating the end sound and matching the end sound.
Third, Hamsa was faced with the irregular stress pattern of multisyllabic English words (Gilbert, 2005).
As a result of this European training, the earliest Chinese art songs were an uneasy marriage of a tonal language of monosyllabic words with a musical structure most suitable for nontonal languages of multisyllabic words.
That said, it remains the case that the number of irregular words, monosyllabic and multisyllabic words, and the differences between the processing of words and pseudowords depend on the transparency of the orthography.
In the English-language database from which our sample was taken, with age, subjects produced more multisyllabic words, and words with more syllables, in writing than in speech and in expository texts rather than in narratives; moreover, word length in some cases rose to as high as 5 and 6 or even more syllables at high school and in adulthood, primarily in written expository texts.
In the context of a single-subject design, we studied whether treatment would improve phoneme production and generalize to repetition of multisyllabic words, words of increasing length, discourse, and measures of self-report.
In fact, there's a scene halfway through the movie where a foursome of normal-looking preteens toss a ball around on a basketball court while throwing multisyllabic spelling words at each other.
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