syllabication

noun
syl·​lab·​i·​ca·​tion | \ sə-ˌla-bə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce syllabication (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syllabication. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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syllabication

noun
syl·​lab·​i·​ca·​tion | \ sə-ˌla-bə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce syllabication (audio) \

Kids Definition of syllabication

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

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