open syllable

noun

Definition of open syllable

: a syllable ended by a vowel or diphthong

First Known Use of open syllable

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of open syllable was in 1891

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open string

open syllable

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“Open syllable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20syllable. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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