Stuck in his act, Smith wavered forward, sinking with every syllable he uttered.
He was so gentle, making love to every syllable, just audible.
The tone of this syllable swooped up briefly, and then down.
As Morris shares his side of the story, his voice whispers across the phone line, a gentle Southern lilt kissing every syllable.
At the first syllable Obama uttered in its favor, the Republicans practically to a person would oppose it.
Then Junius, whoever he was, never published a syllable of the Letters.
On what principle may a syllable be added to a foot or omitted from it?
A merry Christmas to all children whose little lips will syllable the sweet utterances of childhood.
"I understand every syllable of it, Mr Apjohn," she answered.
We have not yet exchanged a syllable: she was snapped up, of course, the moment she entered the room.
late 14c., from Anglo-French sillable, Old French sillabe, from Latin syllaba, from Greek syllabe "a syllable, several sounds or letters taken together," literally "a taking together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + stem of lambanein "to take" (see analemma). The extra -l- was added by analogy with participle and principle.