The word for a word which describes itself?

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  • ewie

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    Welcome to the forum, QC:)

    Erm ... not entirely sure what you're asking. Is it: Sesquipedalian is a multisyllabic word meaning multisyllabic? Is there a name for that kind of word?
     

    quiveringchode

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    Thankyou!


    Yes, that's right. Polysyllabic, or simply a very long word. I did have other examples, but I can't think of them right now!

    I'm not sure if there is a word describing this phenomenon, but I just thought I'd ask.
     
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