syllabify

verb

syl·​lab·​i·​fy sə-ˈla-bə-ˌfī How to pronounce syllabify (audio)
syllabified; syllabifying

transitive verb

: to form or divide into syllables

Word History

Etymology

Latin syllaba syllable

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of syllabify was circa 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Syllabify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syllabify. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

syllabify

verb
syl·​lab·​i·​fy sə-ˈlab-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce syllabify (audio)
syllabified; syllabifying
: to form or divide into syllables
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