syllabism

syl·la·bism

 (sĭl′ə-bĭz′əm)
n.
1. Division of a word or phrase into syllables.
2. Use of syllabic characters in writing.

[Latin syllaba, syllable; see syllable + -ism.]

syllabism

(ˈsɪləˌbɪzəm)
n
(Linguistics) use of a writing system consisting of characters for syllables rather than for individual sounds or whole words. Also called: syllabography

syllabism

1. the use of characters in writing that represent syllables rather than individual sounds, as in the Cherokee syllabary.
2. a division of a word into syllables.
See also: Writing
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