List of Monosyllabic Words

A monosyllabic word is a word with only one syllable such as cat. The longest monosyllabic words is nine letters. There are some monosyllabic languages found throughout the word such as China and Southeast Asia. Here is a look at some of the most common monosyllabic words in the American language.

act
base
bid
blame
bomb
break
bus
cat
cord
count
door
drop
dumb
faith
fear
few
glove
head
heat
high
knees
life
love
month
moon
mourn
one
path
pause
plot
pole
rage
raid
red
scene
school
snake
soul
soul
steep
step
sun
tongue
week
week
yard

Here is a great detailed video on how single consonants are produced in a unique way. Out of 26 characters in the normal alphabet, there are more than 44 different sounds that are used to pronounce words.