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[si-lab-i-keyt] /sɪˈlæb ɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), syllabicated, syllabicating.
to syllabify.
Origin of syllabicate
1765-75; back formation from syllabication < Medieval Latin syllabicātiōn- (stem of syllabicātiō). See syllabic, -ation
Related forms
syllabication, noun
unsyllabicated, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Under this term are included Articulation, syllabication, and Accent.

    School Reading by Grades James Baldwin
  • These rules for division are necessarily based on spelling and syllabication.

    Division of Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • In the United States the prevailing purpose of syllabication is to indicate pronunciation.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
  • Rules for the division of words at the ends of lines, with remarks on spelling, syllabication and pronunciation.

    The Uses of Italic Frederick W. Hamilton
  • syllabication and accent are learned by careful observation and by reference, in all cases of doubt, to some standard dictionary.

    School Reading by Grades James Baldwin
  • In the diacritical marking, as in accentuation and syllabication, Webster's International Dictionary has been taken as authority.

    De La Salle Fifth Reader Brothers of the Christian Schools

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