: not constituting a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable:
of a consonant : accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel
\n\ is syllabic in \ˈbätᵊnē\ botany, nonsyllabic in \ˈbätnē\
of a vowel : having vowel quality less prominent than that of another vowel in the syllable
the second vowel of a falling diphthong, as \i\ in \ȯi\, is nonsyllabic

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“Nonsyllabic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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