presyllabic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ syllabic

Adjective[edit]

presyllabic (not comparable)

  1. Prior to the use or understanding of syllables.
    • 2007, Mark Torrance, ‎Luuk van Waes, ‎David Galbraith, Writing and Cognition (page 199)
      In the blending and segmentation tasks, for example, presyllabic children could sometimes segment syllables, even if they did not use them when they wrote independently.