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syllabic

adjective syl·lab·ic \ sə-ˈla-bik \

Definition of syllabic

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 : of, relating to, or denoting syllables
  • syllabic accent
3 : characterized by distinct enunciation or separation of syllables
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

syllabically

play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of syllabic

Late Latin syllabicus, from Greek syllabikos, from syllabē syllable


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syllabic

noun

Definition of syllabic

: a syllabic character or sound

First Known Use of syllabic

1880


SYLLABIC Defined for English Language Learners

syllabic

adjective

Definition of syllabic for English Language Learners

  • linguistics : of or relating to syllables


SYLLABIC Defined for Kids

syllabic

adjective syl·lab·ic \ sə-ˈla-bik \

Definition of syllabic for Students

: relating to or being syllables

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