Definition of Syllable in English :

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Syllable

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Noun

1. syllable

a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

Example Sentences:
'the word pocket' has two syllables'

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Syllable

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noun
1. 
a combination or set of one or more units of sound in a language that must consist of a sonorous element (a sonant or vowel) and may or may not contain less sonorous elements (consonants or semivowels) flanking it on either or both sides: for example "paper" has two syllables
See also open (sense 34b), closed (sense 6a)
2. 
(in the writing systems of certain languages, esp ancient ones) a symbol or set of symbols standing for a syllable
3. 
the least mention in speech or print
don't breathe a syllable of it
4.  in words of one syllable
verb
5. 
to pronounce syllables of (a text); articulate
6. (transitive)
to write down in syllables

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Syllable

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noun
1. 
a word or part of a word pronounced with a single, uninterrupted sounding of the voice; unit of pronunciation, consisting of a single sound of great sonority (usually a vowel) and generally one or more sounds of lesser sonority (usually consonants)
2. 
any of the parts into which a written word is often divided, as at the end of a line, in approximate conformity to the spoken syllables: in this dictionary, recommended divisions at the end of a line are shown by centered dots
3. 
the least bit of expression; slightest detail, as of something said
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈsyllabled or ˈsyllabling
4. 
to pronounce in or as in syllables

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Syllable

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n.
1.
a. A unit of spoken language consisting of a single uninterrupted sound formed by a vowel, diphthong, or syllabic consonant alone, or by any of these sounds preceded, followed, or surrounded by one or more consonants.
b. One or more letters or phonetic symbols written or printed to approximate a spoken syllable.
2. The slightest bit of spoken or written expression: Do not alter a syllable of this message.
tr.v. syl·la·bled, syl·la·bling, syl·la·bles
To pronounce in syllables.

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