[ si-lab-ik ]
/ sɪˈlæb ɪk /
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.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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OTHER WORDS FROM syllabicsyl·lab·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby syllabic
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I caught myself laughing, syllabically, and shrugging my shoulders, fitfully.Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,|George Alfred Townsend
British Dictionary definitions for syllabically
/ (sɪˈlæbɪk) /
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
Derived forms of syllabicsyllabically, adverb
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