ambisyllabic

adjective am·bi·syl·lab·ic

Definition of ambisyllabic

of a sound or cluster of sounds

  1. :  partly in the first and partly in the second or not assignable to one only of two consecutive syllables the n in cynic is ambisyllabic

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Origin and Etymology of ambisyllabic

ambi- + -syllabic


First Known Use: 1942


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