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syllabic

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English

Etymology

Mediaeval Latin syllabicus, from Ancient Greek συλλαβικός (syllabikós), from συλλαβή (syllabē), syllable).

Pronunciation

Hyphenation

syl·lab·ic

Adjective

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Positive
syllabic

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.
  2. Pronounced with every syllable distinct.
  3. (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 (i˘) and the (l).
  4. 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.

Translations

Noun

Singular
syllabic

Plural
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syllabic ({{{1}}})
  1. (linguistics) A syllabic sound.

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