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syllabism

[sil-uh-biz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the use of syllabic characters, as in writing.
  2. division into syllables.

Origin of syllabism

1880–85; < Latin syllab(a) syllable + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for syllabism

syllabism

noun
  1. use of a writing system consisting of characters for syllables rather than for individual sounds or whole wordsAlso called: syllabography
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