polysyllabic(redirected from polysyllabicly)
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1. Having more than two and usually more than three syllables.
2. Characterized by words having more than three syllables.
(Linguistics) consisting of more than two syllables
pol•y•syl•lab•ic(ˌpɒl i sɪˈlæb ɪk)
1. consisting of several, esp. four or more, syllables.
2. characterized by polysyllabic words, as a language or piece of writing.
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|Adj.||1.||polysyllabic - having or characterized by words of more than three syllables|
syllabic - consisting of a syllable or syllables
|2.||polysyllabic - (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables; "sesquipedalian technical terms"|
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"