[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM syllabifysyl·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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How to use syllabify in a sentence
As such they are the carriers of practically all significant differences in stress, pitch, and syllabification.Language|Edward Sapir
I mean to say that the sound was one of distinct—of even wonderfully, thrillingly distinct—syllabification.
Madmen are of some nation, and their language, however incoherent in its words, has always the coherence of syllabification.
His attention is called to syllabification as well as to diacritical marks.How to Teach Phonics|Lida M. Williams
What he said was unintelligible, but words were uttered; the syllabification was distinct.
British Dictionary definitions for syllabify
/ (sɪˈlæbɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating or -cated
(tr) to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables
Derived forms of syllabifysyllabification or syllabication, noun
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