syllabic

[ si-lab-ik ]
/ sɪˈlæb ɪk /

adjective

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.
  1. (of a consonant) forming a syllable by itself, as the (n) in button [buht-n] /ˈbʌt n/ or the (l) in bottle [bot-l] /ˈbɒt l/.
  2. (of a vowel) dominating the other sounds in a syllable; sonantal.

noun

Phonetics. a syllabic sound.

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Origin of syllabic

1720–30; < Late Latin syllabicus < Greek syllabikós. See syllable, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM syllabic

syl·lab·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for syllabically

syllabic
/ (sɪˈlæbɪk) /

adjective

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

noun

a syllabic consonant

Derived forms of syllabic

syllabically, adverb
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