Definition of monosyllabism in US English:

monosyllabism

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Mitford (1744–1827), historian of ancient Greece. From monosyllab- + -ism.

Pronunciation

monosyllabism

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈsɪləbɪz(ə)m/