polysyllabic word


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Noun1.polysyllabic word - a word of more than three syllables
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
jawbreaker - a word that is hard to pronounce
sesquipedalia, sesquipedalian - a very long word (a foot and a half long)
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Polysyllabic Medial blends include two or more letters in the word medial middle of a polysyllabic word that are highly blend regular and phonetically represented.
misinterpret the syllables in a polysyllabic word as distinct lexical or
The stressed syllable in Slovenian may form the ultimate, the penultimate or the preantepenultimate syllable of a polysyllabic word.
i) which carries primary stress in a polysyllabic word,
Or writing down a polysyllabic word such as "paraphernalia" and then listing all the words you can make from the letters in that word.
He then sets forth the pan-dialect stress rules as follows: (1) if the last syllable of a polysyllabic word is long (Cvv, CvvC, CvCC), stress it; (2) if not long, stress the penultimate.
Who is right about the pronunciation of that polysyllabic word we heard on Jeopardy
Thus, instead of calling a clearly polysyllabic word like HANDBOOGSCHUTTERSMAATSCHAPPIJ as 'oligosyllabic', it makes more sense to refer to it as a 'polygraphemic oligosyllable', i.
The main aim of the current study is to describe and analyze non-initial syllables and secondary-stressed feet in Livonian polysyllabic words with various structures.
It was the first place I encountered Artforum, The Guardian, polysyllabic words, Talking Heads, vintage shops, and pasta sauce that wasn't Bolognese.
The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon" alternates between a high number of polysyllabic words, about one-third of the words used and most from Latin, when the topic is the moon; and a predominant number of monosyllabic words from Anglo-Saxon when the topic of the Earth and its people.
Richard Proudfoot follows a single line of evidence, the polysyllabic words that appear at the end of decasyllabic lines, and finds that the patterns of Double Falsehood fit the hypothesis of a Fletcher-Shakespeare adaptation better than the notion of a newly created play.