Definition of oligosyllabic in English:

oligosyllabic

adjective

  • Having few syllables.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From oligo- + syllabic.

Pronunciation

oligosyllabic

/ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)sɪˈlabɪk/