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adjective syl·lab·ic \sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of syllabic

  1. 1 :  constituting a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable:a :  not accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel a syllabic consonantb :  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. 2 :  of, relating to, or denoting syllables syllabic accent

  3. 3 :  characterized by distinct enunciation or separation of syllables

  4. 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

Origin and Etymology of syllabic

Late Latin syllabicus, from Greek syllabikos, from syllabē syllable


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syllabic

noun syl·lab·ic

Definition of syllabic

  1. :  a syllabic character or sound

First Known Use of syllabic

1880


SYLLABIC Defined for English Language Learners

syllabic

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adjective

Definition of syllabic for English Language Learners

  • linguistics : of or relating to syllables


SYLLABIC Defined for Kids

syllabic

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adjective syl·lab·ic \sə-ˈla-bik\

Definition of syllabic for Students

  1. :  relating to or being syllables


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