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Monosyllable

2019-12-27 07:01:03

In linguistics, a monosyllable is a word or utterance of only one syllable.[1] It is most commonly studied in the fields of phonology and morphology and it has no semantic content.[2] It has originated from the Greek language.[3]

"Yes", "no", "jump", "buy", and "heat" are monosyllables.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "monosyllable". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ Nordquist, Richard (3 July 2019). "What is a Monosyllable?". ThoughtCo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  3. ^ Bloomfield, Maurice (1888). "The Origin of the Recessive Accent in Greek". The American Journal of Philology. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 9 (1): 1–41. doi:10.2307/287243. JSTOR 287243.
  4. ^ "monosyllable". Macmillan Dictionary. Springer Nature Limited. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  5. ^ "monosyllable". Cambridge Dictionary. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 19 July 2019.

External links

  • The dictionary definition of monosyllable at Wiktionary

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