- of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.
- pronounced with careful distinction of syllables.
- of, relating to, or noting poetry based on a specific number of syllables, as distinguished from poetry depending on stresses or quantities.
- (of chanting) having each syllable sung to one note only.
- Phonetics. a syllabic sound.
Origin of syllabic
Examples from the Web for syllabic
Historical Examples of syllabic
The Chinese have no alphabet, but about 20,000 syllabic characters.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
It may prove that there are some ten sheets on the register under this syllabic title.Dactylography
Compare what was said about syllabic m in § 22, and about syllabic n in § 24.The Sounds of Spoken English
Japanese is a syllabic language like our own, but, unlike our own, it is not accented.
These four degrees of syllabic and etymological accent are as follows: 1.A History of English Versification
- of or relating to syllables or the division of a word into syllables
- denoting a kind of verse line based on a specific number of syllables rather than being regulated by stresses or quantities
- (of a consonant) constituting a syllable
- (of plainsong and similar chanting) having each syllable sung to a different note
- a syllabic consonant
Word Origin and History for syllabic
1728, from Modern Latin syllabicus, from Greek syllabikos, from syllabe (see syllable).