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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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Examples from the Web for syllabify

Historical Examples

  • But when the woman comes again I shall try to syllabify the measure on paper.

    The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 2

    Elizabeth Bisland

British Dictionary definitions for syllabify



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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