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syllabify

[ si-lab-uh-fahy ]
/ sɪˈlæb əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), syl·lab·i·fied, syl·lab·i·fy·ing.
to form or divide into syllables.
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Origin of syllabify

From the New Latin word syllabificāre, dating back to 1860–65. See syllable, -ify

OTHER WORDS FROM syllabify

syl·lab·i·fi·ca·tion, nounmis·syl·lab·i·fi·ca·tion, nounmis·syl·lab·i·fy, verb (used with object), mis·syl·lab·i·fied, mis·syl·lab·i·fy·ing.un·syl·lab·i·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for syllabify

syllabify

syllabicate

/ (sɪˈlæbɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating or -cated
(tr) to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables

Derived forms of syllabify

syllabification or syllabication, noun
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