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syl·la·ble

 (sĭl′ə-bəl)
n.
1.
a. A unit of spoken language consisting of a single uninterrupted sound formed by a vowel, diphthong, or syllabic consonant alone, or by any of these sounds preceded, followed, or surrounded by one or more consonants.
b. One or more letters or phonetic symbols written or printed to approximate a spoken syllable.
2. The slightest bit of spoken or written expression: Do not alter a syllable of this message.
tr.v. syl·la·bled, syl·la·bling, syl·la·bles
To pronounce in syllables.

[Middle English sillable, from Anglo-Norman, alteration of Old French sillabe, from Latin syllaba, from Greek sullabē, from sullabein, second aorist of sullambanein, to combine in pronunciation : sun-, syn- + lambanein, to take.]

syllable

(ˈsɪləbəl)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) a combination or set of one or more units of sound in a language that must consist of a sonorous element (a sonant or vowel) and may or may not contain less sonorous elements (consonants or semivowels) flanking it on either or both sides: for example "paper" has two syllables. See also open34b, closed6a
2. (Linguistics) (in the writing systems of certain languages, esp ancient ones) a symbol or set of symbols standing for a syllable
3. the least mention in speech or print: don't breathe a syllable of it.
4. in words of one syllable simply; bluntly
vb
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) to pronounce syllables of (a text); articulate
6. (Linguistics) (tr) to write down in syllables
[C14: via Old French from Latin syllaba, from Greek sullabē, from sullambanein to collect together, from sul- syn- + lambanein to take]

syl•la•ble

(ˈsɪl ə bəl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. an uninterrupted segment of speech consisting of a center of relatively great sonority with or without one or more accompanying sounds of relatively less sonority: “Dog,” “eye,” “strength,” and “sixths” are English words of one syllable; “doghouse” has two syllables.
2. one or more written letters or characters representing more or less exactly such an element of speech.
3. the slightest portion or amount of speech or writing; the least mention.
v.t.
4. to utter in syllables; articulate.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French; Middle French sillabe < Latin syllaba < Greek syllabḗ, n. derivative of syllambánein to gather together =syl- + lambánein to take]

syllable


Past participle: syllabled
Gerund: syllabling

Imperative
syllable
syllable
Present
I syllable
you syllable
he/she/it syllables
we syllable
you syllable
they syllable
Preterite
I syllabled
you syllabled
he/she/it syllabled
we syllabled
you syllabled
they syllabled
Present Continuous
I am syllabling
you are syllabling
he/she/it is syllabling
we are syllabling
you are syllabling
they are syllabling
Present Perfect
I have syllabled
you have syllabled
he/she/it has syllabled
we have syllabled
you have syllabled
they have syllabled
Past Continuous
I was syllabling
you were syllabling
he/she/it was syllabling
we were syllabling
you were syllabling
they were syllabling
Past Perfect
I had syllabled
you had syllabled
he/she/it had syllabled
we had syllabled
you had syllabled
they had syllabled
Future
I will syllable
you will syllable
he/she/it will syllable
we will syllable
you will syllable
they will syllable
Future Perfect
I will have syllabled
you will have syllabled
he/she/it will have syllabled
we will have syllabled
you will have syllabled
they will have syllabled
Future Continuous
I will be syllabling
you will be syllabling
he/she/it will be syllabling
we will be syllabling
you will be syllabling
they will be syllabling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been syllabling
you have been syllabling
he/she/it has been syllabling
we have been syllabling
you have been syllabling
they have been syllabling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been syllabling
you will have been syllabling
he/she/it will have been syllabling
we will have been syllabling
you will have been syllabling
they will have been syllabling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been syllabling
you had been syllabling
he/she/it had been syllabling
we had been syllabling
you had been syllabling
they had been syllabling
Conditional
I would syllable
you would syllable
he/she/it would syllable
we would syllable
you would syllable
they would syllable
Past Conditional
I would have syllabled
you would have syllabled
he/she/it would have syllabled
we would have syllabled
you would have syllabled
they would have syllabled

syllable

A single unit of sound made in the pronunciation of a word.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syllable - a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
language unit, linguistic unit - one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
ultima - the last syllable in a word
penult, penultima, penultimate - the next to last syllable in a word
antepenult, antepenultima, antepenultimate - the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end
reduplication - the syllable added in a reduplicated word form
solfa syllable - one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization
Translations
slabika
stavelse
tavu
slog
szótag
atkvæîi
音節
음절
silabinisskiemeninisskiemuo
zilbe
slabika
zlog
slog
stavelse
พยางค์
âm tiết

syllable

[ˈsɪləbl] Nsílaba f
I will explain it in words of one syllablete lo explico como a un niño

syllable

[ˈsɪləbəl] nsyllabe f

syllable

nSilbe f; a two-syllable(d) wordein zweisilbiges Wort; in words of one syllable (hum)in einfachen Worten

syllable

[ˈsɪləbl] nsillaba

syllable

(ˈsiləbl) noun
a word or part of a word usually containing a vowel sound. `Cheese' has one syllable, `but-ter' two and `mar-ga-rine' three.
syllabic (-ˈlӕ-) adjective

syllable

مَقْطَعٌ لَفْظِيّ slabika stavelse Silbe συλλαβή sílaba tavu syllabe slog sillaba 音節 음절 lettergreep stavelse sylaba sílaba слог stavelse พยางค์ hece âm tiết 音节

syllable

n. gr. sílaba.
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