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a. Of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.
b. Pronounced with every syllable distinct.
2. 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 (ĭ) and the (l).
3. 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.
n. Linguistics
A syllabic sound.

[Medieval Latin syllabicus, from Greek sullabikos, from sullabē, syllable; see syllable.]

syl·lab′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.syllabically - in or with syllables; "syllabically pronounced"
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Describing herself as a lyric poet, she points out how by seeing other forms of poetry, she became more visually and syllabically aware.
Second, yielding syllabically various words, literal translations of the stimulus words could not be sorted based on the rule of "One-Syllable Words vs.
4], which is often used to write the verb tehu syllabically and sounds like the common logogram for tehu, TE.
The range is narrow and text is set simply, clearly, and syllabically in gently arching phrases.
However, this lyricism is strongly muted by the text's avoidance of chiastic structures, the first person, rhyme, logical generalization, a more syllabically controlled meter, rise-fall intonation, exclamatives, elaborated phrases (e.
Specifically, the SFE is located at the level of the sublexical input phonology, which is syllabically organized (Ferrand, Segui, & Grainger, 1996).
For an example of how he exercises this new-won freedom, I turn now to "Boadicea," Tennyson's syllabically inflated name of the Icenian queen of his 1859 poem.
They have either put in an extra bear when singing unaccompanied--as the true folk-song does--to give themselves time to breathe or to emphasise a certain syllable; or have left out a beat that was not syllabically provided for, thereby in either case altering the structure in a way that at once becomes remarkable when the song is given an accompaniment.
Flamenco Hips opens with the double sonnet "Half and Half," two fourteen line stanzas with syllabically spare half-lines that hold to a poetic rhythm of five or six beats, using trochaic and dactylic metrical feet of a harder stress that precedes either one or two lighter stresses.
He represents the early Irish syllabic poetry with short-line usually syllabically symmetrical rhymed poetry matching the stanzaic length of the Irish source and generally showing close formal-equivalence to the source poem; despite the formal constraints Carson set himself, the poetry is generally readable and pleasant.
At this critical moment in the drama, the Vice's song would have been syllabically set, possibly to a lively dance tune, in order to emphasize the Vice's flamboyant movements during his entrance.
And Steven Moore Whiting, whose assessment of Satie's literary roots in Satie the Bohemian is the most careful to date, joins the musicological consensus: 'each bar syllabically sets a single seven-syllable poetic line to the same rhythmic pattern'.