One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The property or fact of being either wholly or predominantly monosyllabic; the use of monosyllables.
2Linguistics. The property of a language of having only or predominantly words of one syllable.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Mitford (1744–1827), historian of ancient Greece. From monosyllab- + -ism.
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