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Pronunciation: [sˈɪləbə͡l] (IPA)

The term "syllable" refers to a unit of sound in speech that contains at least one vowel sound and can be pronounced in a single breath or beat. There are various synonyms for the word "syllable" that are commonly used in different contexts. Some of these synonyms include "wordpart," "sound unit," "segment," "phoneme," "unit of pronunciation," and "accentuated sound." Additionally, in linguistic studies, scholars use the terms "onset," "nucleus," and "coda" to refer to the beginning, middle, and end of a syllable, respectively. Each of these synonyms provides a unique way to express the same idea and can be useful in different settings when discussing different aspects of language.

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  • Independent

    • Noun, singular or mass

What are the hypernyms for Syllable?

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What are the hyponyms for Syllable?

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What are the holonyms for Syllable?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for syllable (as nouns)

    • communication

Usage examples for Syllable

And though he had in his brief enough to tempt him to bring the Martins up for judgment, not a word, not a syllable did he utter.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
I could tell you all this, Martin, and not a syllable of it be true.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
I could hear every syllable.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

Famous quotes with Syllable

  • There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
    Annie Dillard
  • The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was, by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series, to so impress them that immediately afterward they could voluntarily be reproduced.
    Hermann Ebbinghaus
  • The relation of repetitions for learning and for repeating English stanzas needs no amplification. These were learned by heart on the first day with less than half of the repetitions necessary for the shortest of the syllable series.
    Hermann Ebbinghaus
  • I try to write conversationally; I try to write like people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.
    Don Henley
  • With network shows, writers can be so protective of every syllable.
    Michael Shanks

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