the state of being syllabic; the ability to form a syllable.
verb (used with object), syllabified, syllabifying. 1. to form or divide into syllables. verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating, -cated 1. (transitive) to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables
noun 1. the use of syllabic characters, as in writing. 2. division into syllables. noun 1. use of a writing system consisting of characters for syllables rather than for individual sounds or whole words Also called syllabography
verb (used with object), syllabized, syllabizing. 1. to syllabify.
noun 1. an uninterrupted segment of speech consisting of a vowel sound, a diphthong, or a syllabic consonant, with or without preceding or following consonant sounds: “Eye,” “sty,” “act,” and “should” are English words of one syllable. “Eyelet,” “stifle,” “enact,” and “shouldn’t” are two-syllable words. 2. one or more written letters or characters representing more […]