nonsense syllable

Origin of nonsense syllable

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsense syllable

nonsense syllable

noun
  1. psychol a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning
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