Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About | Media | Search | Contact  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


This week's theme
Words about words

This week's words
rhopalic
periphrastic
epanorthosis
monepic
ploce

A.Word.A.Day Premium
An ad-free, paid edition of AWAD. Subscribe yourself or send a gift subscription.
Discuss
Feedback
RSS/XML

Bookmark and Share Facebook Twitter Digg MySpace Bookmark and Share
A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

monepic

PRONUNCIATION:
(mun-NEP-ik)

MEANING:
adjective: Composed of a single word or single-word sentences.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek mono- (one) + epos (speech, word).

USAGE:
"His speech is monepic. These words consist of substantives, such as mamma, nurse, milk, and so forth."
James Sully; Popular Science; Nov 1894.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts. -William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830)

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere

Donate

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith