nonsyllabic

[ non-si-lab-ik ]
/ ˌnɒn sɪˈlæb ɪk /

adjective (of a speech sound)

not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable.

Nearby words

  1. nonsulfide,
  2. nonsupport,
  3. nonsurgical,
  4. nonsusceptibility,
  5. nonswimmer,
  6. nonsymmetric,
  7. nontarget,
  8. nontaxable,
  9. nonteaching,
  10. nontechnical

Origin of nonsyllabic

First recorded in 1905–10; non- + syllabic

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