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syllables, plural;
  1. Pronounce (a word or phrase) clearly, syllable by syllable

  1. A unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; e.g., there are two syllables in water and three in inferno

  2. A character or characters representing a syllable

  3. The least amount of speech or writing; the least mention of something
    • - I'd never have breathed a syllable if he'd kept quiet

  1. a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
  2. (syllabled) pronounced in syllables
  3. Syllable is a free and open source operating system for Pentium and compatible processors. Its purpose is to create an easy-to-use desktop operating system for the home and small office user. It was forked from the stagnant AtheOS in July 2002.
  4. A unit of human speech that is interpreted by the listener as a single sound, although syllables usually consist of one or more vowel sounds, either alone or combined with the sound of one or more consonants; a word consists of one or more syllables; The written representation of a given ...
  5. (Syllables) The number of syllables for each of the 175 PNT target items, ranging from one to four.
  6. (Syllables) The phonological organization and segmentation of words in parts (hap-pi-ly, en-ter-tain-ment)
  7. (syllables) The smallest unit of speech spoken with one single sound.
  8. (1) An element of a syllabary. (2) A basic unit of articulation that corresponds to a pulmonary pulse.
  9. A sound structure usually consisting of a central vowel (V) such as /a:/, with one or more consonant (C) preceding or following it, such as /b/ or /k/ CV /ba:/ bar and VC /a:k/ ark. ...
  10. A word or part of a word representing a sound produced as a unit by a single impulse of the voice, consisting of either a vowel sound alone as in oh or a vowel with attendant consonants, as in throne. ...
  11. The sound or sounds made during a cycle of stridulatory movement; also known as a phonatome. In crickets, a cycle of forewing movement during stridulation generally produces a single pulse of sound on the closing stroke and the opening stroke is silent (e.g., Oecanthus celerinictus). ...
  12. a vowel preceded by from zero to three consonants ("awl" ... "strand"), and followed by from zero to four consonants ("too" ... "sixths").
  13. A part of a word that contains a vowel or, in spoken language, a vowel sound (e-vent, news-pa-per).
  14. an uninterrupted segment of speech with a single sound resonance.
  15. In phonology, a minimal unit of sequential speech sounds comprised of a vowel sound or a vowel-consonant combination, as /a/, /ba/, /ab/, /bab/, etc. ...
  16. A unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, and forming all or part of a word.
  17. An element of speech that acts as a unit of rhythm.
  18. Any of the units into which a word may be divided, usually consisting of a vowel sound with a consonant before or after. Arithmetic is a word of four syllables.
  19. A clearly uttered unit of sound containing a vowel sound (a,e,i,o,u,y) and usually a consonant/s. Example: in/to, a/way, yes/ter/day
  20. A word or word part with a distinct spelling pattern containing a single vowel sound that may be joined by one or more consonant sounds.
  21. A piece of a word. The word syllable has three syllables: “syl”, “lab” and “ble”. Syllables are usually clustered around vowels. They are helpful for students who are sounding-out a word”. They can be written in alphabetic characters or speech-sound notation. ...
  22. pertaining originally to the spoken mode (when it is a unit of rhythm). Part of a word. It is made up of a nucleus which may or may not have consonants before and after. If there is an initial consonant, this is called the onset and all the rest of the syllable is the rime.
  23. h9 sullabh/, th=j sullabh=j