Meaning of SYLLABLE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsɪləbl ]

n. & v. --n. 1 a unit of pronunciation uttered without interruption, forming the whole or a part of a word and usu. having one vowel sound often with a consonant or consonants before or after: there are two syllables in water and three in inferno. 2 a character or characters representing a syllable. 3 (usu. with neg.) the least amount of speech or writing (did not utter a syllable). pronounce by syllables; articulate distinctly. øin words of one syllable expressed plainly or bluntly. øøsyllabled adj. (also in comb.). [ME f. AF sillable f. OF sillabe f. L syllaba f. Gk sullabe (as SYN-, lambano take)]

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