(1) With 26 letters to choose from, why do we keep fixing upon the only letter in the English alphabet with a polysyllabic name?(2) Moreover, as noted in section 5.2.1, there is a marked tendency for polysyllabic words to commence with a stressed syllable.(3) Both monosyllabic and polysyllabic words representing closed, silent-e, and vowel digraph or diphthong syllable patterns are presented.(4) Whereas in New England, with Massachusetts Avenue and Commonwealth Avenues and plenty of Connecticut Avenues in other places, the polysyllabic names cry out for shortening.(5) Chinese is monosyllabic, Japanese is polysyllabic ; Japanese verbs, adjectives and adverbs inflect, whereas they don't in Chinese; and Japanese has a system of postpositions that Chinese doesn't.(6) Most, in fact, find themselves asking the class how to pronounce polysyllabic words, how to operate a projector or where they can find whiteboard markers.(7) He is witty, he puns, and sometimes he employs the polysyllabic circumlocution of the nineteenth-century humorists.(8) There is no other pathway to empowerment, regeneration, capacity-building, participation, and all the other polysyllabic words in the jargon of a development, which serves its practitioners rather than its beneficiaries.(9) I for one would love to see those polysyllabic place names, like Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch, rendered in Cyrillic.(10) The authors of Passionate Uncertainty rarely pass up an opportunity to use ten words when two would suffice, polysyllabic words when simple ones would do, and jargon-filled blather when clarity is called for.(11) They cling to polysyllabic professors who find clever ways to say the same dumb things over and over again.(12) All of the verbs in this excerpt are polysyllabic , strategically alliterative, and speak to various kinds of action that jolt the reader.(13) Mark Twain scores lower than Reader's Digest in one calculation, because, I'm guessing, he likes to insert periods, spices things up with some very short sentences, and edits out stuffy polysyllabic words.(14) A word containing many syllables is a polysyllable or polysyllabic word, such as selectivity and utilitarianism.(15) As to the charge of ├ö├ç├┐pseudo-intellectual revisionism├ö├ç├û I don't think this means much of anything beyond polysyllabic name-calling.(16) Here, alas, an ink-stained wretch fell behind in his polysyllabic note-taking.