- 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
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Examples from the Web for syllabically
I caught myself laughing, syllabically, and shrugging my shoulders, fitfully.Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,
George Alfred Townsend
- 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 syllabically
1728, from Modern Latin syllabicus, from Greek syllabikos, from syllabe (see syllable).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper