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verb (used with object), syl·lab·i·fied, syl·lab·i·fy·ing.
  1. 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
Related formssyl·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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Related Words for syllabification

utterance, accent, diction, enunciation, articulation, twang, elocution, speech, drawl, phonetics, phonology, syllabification, phonemics, orthoepy

Examples from the Web for syllabification

Historical Examples of syllabification

  • What he said was unintelligible, but words were uttered; the syllabification was distinct.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • His attention is called to syllabification as well as to diacritical marks.

    How to Teach Phonics

    Lida M. Williams

  • As such they are the carriers of practically all significant differences in stress, pitch, and syllabification.


    Edward Sapir

  • Madmen are of some nation, and their language, however incoherent in its words, has always the coherence of syllabification.

British Dictionary definitions for syllabification



verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating or -cated
  1. (tr) to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables
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Derived Formssyllabification or syllabication, noun
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