One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Linguistics. The property of having or using words of many syllables; this as a feature of a language.
2Polysyllabic style; especially (the use of) abstruse or unnecessarily complex language.
Mid 19th century. From polysyllab- + -ism, perhaps after French polysyllabisme.
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