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 (sĭ-lăb′ĭ-fī′) or syl·lab·i·cate (-kāt′)
tr.v. syl·lab·i·fied, syl·lab·i·fy·ing, syl·lab·i·fies or syl·lab·i·cat·ed or syl·lab·i·cat·ing or syl·lab·i·cates
To form or divide into syllables.

syl·lab′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən), syl·lab′i·ca′tion (-kā′shən) n.
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Noun1.syllabification - forming or dividing words into syllables
division - the act or process of dividing


References in classic literature ?
My immediate purpose is to lead you to place in juxta-position, that very unusual activity of which I have just spoken with that very peculiar shrill (or harsh) and unequal voice, about whose nationality no two persons could be found to agree, and in whose utterance no syllabification could be detected.
If now, in addition to all these things, you have properly reflected upon the odd disorder of the chamber, we have gone so far as to combine the ideas of an agility astounding, a strength superhuman, a ferocity brutal, a butchery without motive, a grotesquerie in horror absolutely alien from humanity, and a voice foreign in tone to the ears of men of many nations, and devoid of all distinct or intelligible syllabification.
Madmen are of some nation, and their language, however incoherent in its words, has always the coherence of syllabification.
Prosody, semantics, syntax, syllabification and phonemic awareness are also enhanced with music (Milovanov & Tervaniemi, 2011).
8) Criticism of Liszt's overemphatic text settings, excessive accompaniment, incorrect syllabification, overwhelming chromaticism, and unrealistic vocal demands frequently appear in twentieth-century scholarship.
The syllabification of a word-final consonant as the beginning of the next word has been coined 'consonant transfer' (Hale 1984).
The angular movement from one phrase to another imitates the broken syllabification of the names of the months, reduplicating the voice's gapped intonation of those names on a wider plane than the names themselves afford.
Otherwise, the differences pertain mostly to syllabification and writing conventions.
Among specific topics are an empirical evaluation of dimensionality reduction using latent semantic analysis on a Hindi text, implementing the Uyghur-Chinese personal name transliteration based on syllabification, mining the semantic orientation of multi-word expressions from Chinese microbloging with a discriminative latent model, and using a mutual information criterion to design an effective lexicon for Chinese pinyin-to-character conversion.
Many students could represent metalinguistic concepts-for example, syllabification, slow articulation-in drawings.
However, if such syllabification is impossible, that is, word finally (where there is no subsequent syllable) or before a consonant-initial suffix (where the next onset slot is already occupied), the underlying stem-final consonant merges with the preceding vowel, making it long" (Siptar 1995: 63).
The role of the sonority cycle in core syllabification.