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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Masculine endings can be stressed and unstressed, and the unstressed syllable on position 10 may be created by a polysyllabic word or by a weakly stressed or unstressed monosyllable, such as a preposition or a conjunction.
If you translate using the English polysyllabic word you damage Goethe's poem by making the third stanza more like the second than the first.
The estimation on polysyllabic word is not revised because it is still argumentative whether there existed polysyllabic words in the Oracle Bone Script.
Through this etymology, which I hope despite its complexity can still be seen through and continues to make sense, not only is the derivation of seemingly polysyllabic word clarified which until now was unanalyzed, but in addition its true part of speech has also been determined.
Further studies of the English orthography are needed to compare the utility of orthographic rimes, superrimes, syllables and, additionally, morphemes in polysyllabic word reading in order to clarify how children learn to decode complex words and how best to assist them in this process.
Or writing down a polysyllabic word such as "paraphernalia" and then listing all the words you can make from the letters in that word.
Hey, Harold, here's a polysyllabic word for ya: dictionary.
So it does, but the placement of a polysyllabic word over a foot boundary can also give a falling rhythm even in a perfectly regular iambic pentameter.
and a secondary stressed syllable of a polysyllabic word on the beat
Who is right about the pronunciation of that polysyllabic word we heard on Jeopardy!
The omitted stress can be created by an unstressed syllable of a polysyllabic word ("poly") or by an unstressed or weakly stressed monosyllable ("mono").