Translation of polysyllable in Spanish:

polysyllable

polisílabo, n.

Pronunciation /ˌpɑliˈsɪləbəl//ˈpɒlɪsɪləb(ə)l//ˈpɑliˌsɪləbəl/

noun

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    polisílabo masculine
    • Even on radio, their rhetorical style sounds windy, verbose, addicted to polysyllables for their own sake.
    • The latest finding is that the SMS generation is unable to communicate in polysyllables or even in complete sentences.
    • A word containing many syllables is a polysyllable or polysyllabic word, such as selectivity and utilitarianism.
    • Gary Sauer-Thompson asks about ‘Anzacs, regionalism and national identity’, with powerful illustrations to break up his challenging polysyllables.
    • In the background I overhear Tom and Trisha exchanging a conversation in melodious polysyllables.
    • The Daily Mail, high on moral tone, low on polysyllables?
    • Lawyers are notorious for lawyer-speak; my own alternate profession, medicine, has a weakness for Latin polysyllables, forever rechristening diseases and body parts for which simple English words already exist.
    • Their choice of words is correspondingly simple, lacking the tension between polysyllables and monosyllables observed in the stanzas from ‘The Triumph of Time’.
    • In general, the contrast of monosyllables and polysyllables (suspended in the five-word line eight) creates a strong balance.
    • So far as I know, this particular Finnish polysyllable never made it into any of Tolkien's languages.
    • For all their - almost - excess of expression, the lines are cadenced and paid out in a sort of listening rhythm, a very personal, measured gather and tumble of polysyllables, after the unhearing jack-hammer blast of the early poems.