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British pronunciation/ɪn wˈɜːdz ɒv wˈɒn sˈɪləbəl/
American pronunciation/ɪn wˈɜːdz ʌv wˈʌn sˈɪləbəl/
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in a tone or manner that can be understood by many

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in words of one syllable definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "in words of one syllable" and when to use it?

The idiom "in words of one syllable" does not have a complex origin. It simply refers to explaining something in a very simple and easy-to-understand manner, as if using words with only one syllable. The intention is to make a concept or idea as clear and uncomplicated as possible. This expression is used when someone wants to emphasize the need for a clear and simple explanation. It implies that the topic being discussed may be complex or confusing, and the speaker is requesting or providing a simplified, easy-to-grasp explanation.

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The professor's lecture was so confusing that we asked him to clarify it in words of one syllable.
The teacher always explains difficult math concepts in words of one syllable, which helps the students a lot.
Can you explain how the engine works in words of one syllable?
I need you to break down the financial report in words of one syllable so I can understand it.
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