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[sil-uh-ber-ee] /ˈsɪl əˌbɛr i/
noun, plural syllabaries.
1.
a list or catalog of syllables.
2.
a set of written symbols, each of which represents a syllable, used to write a given language:
the Japanese syllabary.
Origin of syllabary
1580-1590
From the New Latin word syllabārium, dating back to 1580-90. See syllable, -ary
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syllabary

/ˈsɪləbərɪ/
noun (pl) -baries
1.
a table or list of syllables
2.
a set of symbols used in certain writing systems, such as one used for Japanese, in which each symbol represents a spoken syllable
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin syllabārium, from Latin syllabasyllable
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