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syllabic

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adjective syl·lab·ic \sə-ˈla-bik\

Simple Definition of syllabic

  • linguistics : of or relating to syllables

Full Definition of syllabic

  1. 1 :  constituting a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable:a :  not accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel <a syllabic consonant>b :  having vowel quality more prominent than that of another vowel in the syllable <the first vowel of a falling diphthong, as \ȯ\ in \ȯi\, is syllabic>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or denoting syllables <syllabic accent>

  3. 3 :  characterized by distinct enunciation or separation of syllables

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or constituting a type of verse distinguished primarily by count of syllables rather than by rhythmical arrangement of accents or quantities

syl·lab·i·cal·ly play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of syllabic

Late Latin syllabicus, from Greek syllabikos, from syllabē syllable


First Known Use: 1728


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syllabic

noun syl·lab·ic

Definition of syllabic

  1. :  a syllabic character or sound



1880

First Known Use of syllabic

1880


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