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tr.v. syl·la·bized, syl·la·biz·ing, syl·la·biz·es
To syllabify.

[Medieval Latin syllabizāre, to quibble, from Greek sullabizein, to syllabify, from sullabē, syllable; see syllable.]
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(ˈsɪləˌbaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Linguistics) to divide into syllables
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.syllabize - divide into syllables; "syllabify the words"
section, segment - divide into segments; "segment an orange"; "segment a compound word"
2.syllabize - utter with distinct articulation of each syllable; "The poet syllabized the verses he read"
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
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