polysyllabism

polysyllabism

the condition of having three or more syllables. — polysyllable, n. — polysyllabic, polysyllabical, adj.
See also: Language
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His affected air and taste for dictionary curiosa led to a teenager's case of polysyllabism (the only disease that names itself): vaticine, hemichoria, halachistic, funambulation, obtunded, spalling, constupration, intussusception, apolaustic, dumeticulture, amercing, and tallaging are attached to his essays like limpet mines.
The subject matter discussed is, first and foremost, the history of Russian verse; not only because the work was first intended for the Russian reader, but also because the Russian language, due to its polysyllabism and its free accent, offers the greatest abundance of verse and rhyme forms.