Definition of monorheme in US English:

monorheme

(also monorrheme)

noun

Linguistics
  • A single element or word with a phrasal meaning.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in John Orr (1885–1966). From mono- + rheme, after French monorème, noun and adjective.

Pronunciation

monorheme

/ˈmɒnəriːm/