sillaba

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See also: síl·laba

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsil.la.ba/, [ˈs̪il̺l̺äbä]
  • Stress: sìllaba
  • Hyphenation: sil‧la‧ba

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin syllaba, from Ancient Greek συλλαβή (sullabḗ).

Noun[edit]

sillaba f (plural sillabe)

  1. syllable
    • [1744, Jacopo Angelo Nelli, “Del parlare, delle parole, delle sillabe, e delle lettere [About speaking, words, syllables, and letters]”, in Grammatica italiana: per uso de' giovanetti [Italian Grammar: for use by young people][1] (in Italian), Torino: Stamperia Reale, Che coſa ſieno le Sillabe, page 3:
      Dico dunque, che il ſuono, che rende o una ſola vocale da per ſe, o una vocale unita, e legata con una, o più conſonanti, ſi chiama Sillaba.]
      Thus I say that the sound that renders either a lone vowel, or a vowel tied to one or more consonants, is called syllable.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

sillaba

  1. third-person singular present indicative of sillabare
  2. second-person singular imperative of sillabare

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