Definition of ambisyllabic

of a sound or cluster of sounds
: 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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First Known Use of ambisyllabic

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambisyllabic

ambi- + -syllabic

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“Ambisyllabic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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