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SYLLABLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does syllable mean? 

SYLLABLE (noun)
  The noun SYLLABLE has 1 sense:

1. a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

  Familiarity information: SYLLABLE used as a noun is very rare.


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SYLLABLE (noun)


Sense 1syllable [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the word 'pocket' has two syllables

Hypernyms ("syllable" is a kind of...):

language unit; linguistic unit (one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "syllable"):

ultima (the last syllable in a word)

penult; penultima; penultimate (the next to last syllable in a word)

antepenult; antepenultima; antepenultimate (the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end)

reduplication (the syllable added in a reduplicated word form)

solfa syllable (one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization)

Holonyms ("syllable" is a part of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)


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