PRONUNCIATION: (pen-tuh-si-LAB-ik)

MEANING: adjective: Having five syllables.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek penta- (five) + syllabic, from syllabe (syllable). Earliest documented use: 1771.

PENNA.-SYLLABIC - its capital is Harrrisburg, and, as abbreviated, indeed it has five syllables.

KENT ASYLLABIC - It's a good thing Superman's secret identity is as a newspaper reporter and not a TV commentator, 'cause here he is with laryngitis and can't utter a sound (let alone a word)

"PEN!" TA SELL A BIC - new advertising campaign to sell ball-points