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(ˌmɒn əˈsɪl əˌbɪz əm)

1. monosyllabic character.
2. the use of monosyllables.
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the condition of having only one syllable. — monosyllable, n. — monosyllabic, adj.
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The common traits of Sino-Tibetan language family are the tendency toward monosyllabism and the phonemic use of each syllable (Li 1937).
However, in spite of its preservation in script, the silencing of the e-muet in French pronunciation had resulted in a more or less regular phonetic monosyllabism of verse endings.
While he would appreciate Bloom's monosyllabism, Nick's act of brewing a pot of coffee becomes a rare--actually singular--moment of reverie and retrospection.