syllabication

noun
syl·​lab·​i·​ca·​tion | \sə-ˌla-bə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of syllabication 

: the act, process, or method of forming or dividing words into syllables

First Known Use of syllabication

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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syllabication

noun
syl·​lab·​i·​ca·​tion | \sə-ˌla-bə-ˈkā-shən \

Kids Definition of syllabication

: the forming of syllables : the dividing of words into syllables

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