syllabic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin syllabicus, from Ancient Greek συλλαβικός (sullabikós), from συλλαβή (sullabḗ, syllable).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɪˈlæb.ɪk/
  • Rhymes: -æbɪk
  • Hyphenation: syl‧lab‧ic

Adjective[edit]

syllabic (comparative more syllabic, superlative most syllabic)

  1. Of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.
  2. Pronounced with every syllable distinct.
  3. (linguistics) Designating a sound that is or can be the most sonorant segment of a syllable, as a vowel or a resonant. In the word riddle (rĭd'l), the two syllabic sounds are the (i˘) and the (l).
  4. Of, or being a form of verse, based on the number of syllables in a line rather than on the arrangement of accents or quantities.

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Noun[edit]

syllabic (plural syllabics)

  1. (linguistics) A syllabic sound.