Maybe inserting a monosyllable here would have ruined the poetic symmetry of his sentence.
‘No,’ came the monosyllable again and then, as though he felt this needed some reasonable elaboration David added ‘I've been sick.’
‘Oh,’ he said, and there was a lot more in the monosyllable than there normally was.
‘Yesss,’ she spoke that monosyllable in English, drawing it out into a hiss.
I don't believe everything in life can be settled by a monosyllable - Betty Smith, American author.
Just like my mother can home in on my weak points with GPS accuracy, teenagers can humiliate me with a muttered monosyllable .
Sadly, he shook his head and replied in a monosyllable : ‘No’.
He would sit across from his 14-year-old son, Matt, while they pushed takeaway food around the plate and spoke in monosyllables .
He tried to talk with her, but she simply stared straight ahead and answered him in monosyllables .
Word-final b is rare, occurring mainly in monosyllables (hub, rib, scab), but occasionally in longer words (superb, disturb, cherub) Double B