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verb (used with object), syl·lab·i·cat·ed, syl·lab·i·cat·ing.
  1. to syllabify.
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Origin of syllabicate

1765–75; back formation from syllabication < Medieval Latin syllabicātiōn- (stem of syllabicātiō). See syllabic, -ation
Related formssyl·lab·i·ca·tion, nounun·syl·lab·i·cat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for syllabication

Historical Examples of syllabication

  • Under this term are included Articulation, Syllabication, and Accent.

    School Reading by Grades

    James Baldwin

  • These rules for division are necessarily based on spelling and syllabication.

    Division of Words

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • In the United States the prevailing purpose of syllabication is to indicate pronunciation.


    Elmer W. Cavins

  • Rules for the division of words at the ends of lines, with remarks on spelling, syllabication and pronunciation.

    The Uses of Italic

    Frederick W. Hamilton

  • Syllabication and accent are learned by careful observation and by reference, in all cases of doubt, to some standard dictionary.