An elementary sound, or a combination of elementary sounds, uttered together, or with a single effort or impulse of the voice, and constituting a word or a part of a word. In other terms, it is a vowel or a diphtong, either by itself or flanked by one or more consonants, the whole produced by a single impulse or utterance. One of the liquids, l, m, n, may fill the place of a vowel in a syllable. Adjoining syllables in a word or phrase need not to be marked off by a pause, but only by such an abatement and renewal, or reënforcement, of the stress as to give the feeling of separate impulses. See Guide to Pronunciation, §275.
In writing and printing, a part of a word, separated from the rest, and capable of being pronounced by a single impulse of the voice. It may or may not correspond to a syllable in the spoken language.
To pronounce the syllables of; to utter; to articulate.
in phonology, a minimal unit of sequential speech sounds comprised of a vowel sound or a vowel-consonant combination, as /a/, /ba/, /ab/, /bab/, etc. Note: In most languages, vowels play a central role in syllable formation since, by definition, a syllable always contains a vowel or vowel-like speech sound.
A sound sequence consisting of a consonant plus vowel.
Pre-K A unit of spoken language. In English, a syllable can consist of a vowel sound alone or a vowel sound with one or more consonant sounds preceding or following.
Unit of speech including (or consisting of) a single vowel sound or vowel function, or a diphthong or a triphthong; the first division of a word. Examples: Ge-no-va in Genova; Hei-del-berg in Heidelberg; Br-no in Brno.
a minimal unit of sequential speech sounds made up of a vowel sound or a vowel consonant combination and always contains a vowel sound
A unit of pronunciation consisting of a vowel sound alone or with one or more consonant sounds and pronounced with one impulse of the voice. A syllable is a word or part of a word with one talking vowel sound.
The sound or sounds made during a cycle of stridulatory movement; also known as a phonatome. In crickets, a cycle of forewing movement during stridulation generally produces a single pulse of sound on the closing stroke and the opening stroke is silent (e.g., Oecanthus celerinictus). In katydids, syllables are generally more complex--sometimes much more so (e.g., Amblycorypha longinicta).
A sound structure usually consisting of a central vowel (V) such as /a:/, with one or more consonant (C) preceding or following it, such as /b/ or /k/ CV /ba:/ bar and VC /a:k/ ark. Languages vary in whether they permit only CV syllables or allow CVC syllables as well and in the combinations of C that may be used. See epenthesis
A part of a word that contains a vowel or, in spoken language, a vowel sound ( e-vent, news-pa-per).
a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables"
a bump or a jog within a word
a chunk of speech with one vowel sound and may or may not begin with a consonant
a collection of letters that make s single sound
a part of a word in which a vowel sound is heard
a PART of a word (or it may even be an entire word)
a part of a word pronounced as a unit
a part of a word that has only one vowel sound
a phonological unit that is composed of one or more phonemes
a single beat or sound in speech
a sound in a word
a sound that can be said without interruption and is usually a vowel which can have consonants before and/or after it
a unit of oral or written language with one vowel sound
a unit of pronunciation, usually consisting of a vowel sound which may or may not be accompanied by consonants
a unit of sound composed of
a unit of sound containing one vowel, or a vowel-consonant combination making up all or part of a word
a unit of speech sounds consisting of a nucleus, usually a vowel (V), and optional initial and final margins, usually consonants (C)
a unit of speech that
a vocal sound or set of vocal sounds uttered with a single uninterrupted articulation and is larger than a phoneme (single sound)
a vowel ( ) surrounded by consonants (from zero to probably not more than four)
a word or part of a word that can be pronounced with one impulse from the voice
a word or part of a word that is spoken with a single sound of the voice
(syl·la·ble) 1. unit of spoken language: a unit of spoken language that consists of one or more vowel sounds alone, a syllabic consonant alone, or any of these with one or more consonant sounds. 2. letters corresponding to spoken syllable: one or more letters in a word that roughly correspond to a syllable of spoken language.
in phonology, a minimal unit of sequential speech sounds comprised of a vowel sound or a vowel- consonant combination. think -alouds- a meta-cognitive technique or strategy in which the teacher verbalizes aloud while reading a selection orally, thus modeling the process of comprehension.
The peaks or pulses of the flow of speech, always including a vowel and usually including one or more consonants. "Wait" is one syllable and "waiting" is two.
a unit of spoken language that is next bigger than a speech sound. It consists of one or more vowel sounds alone or of a syllabic consonant alone or of either with one or more consonant sounds preceding or following. It should not be confused with a syllabus, which always precedes the course.
this word refers to the individual sounds that form a word when it is pronounced;a syllable may be composed of a vowel sound or consonant and vowel sound together
An element of speech that acts as a unit of rhythm.
Each pronounced part of a word is a syllable. Words with only one syllable are called monosyllabic. Words with more than one syllable are called polysyllabic
a word or part of a word pronounced as one unit. A syllable usually consists of a vowel alone or a vowel with one or more consonants.
A unit of spoken language containing a vowel, dipthong, and/or a consonant.
a unit of sound or group of letters made up of a vowel sound or a vowel consonant combination. Syllables contain only one vowel.
A unit of pronunciation that contains a vowel sound which might or might not be combined with consonant sounds.
A unit of pronunciation making up a word. For example, the word 'badger' consists of two syllables 'bad' and 'ger'. In English, syllables can be defined as either stressed (long) or unstressed (short). See meter.
A syllable (Ancient Greek: ) is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. It is typically made up of a syllable nucleus (most often a vowel) with optional initial and final margins (typically, consonants).