Definition of 'syllable'
Example sentences containing 'syllable'
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Hang on to each syllable for two seconds. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)English spelling is difficult because syllable sounds change with the variation of stress. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some people labour on to the last syllable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Did the second syllable rhyme with that in mirage? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Those antibiotics must be kicking in because his sentences are fractured and he has a habit of repeating a single syllable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The song is based on two syllables, each of equal stress. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The reply can be guessed at: you could count its syllables on two fingers. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)All the ills of a mighty nation are expressed in a single high-pitched syllable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It goes on and on, until the last syllable of recorded time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Is the emphasis on the first, second or third syllable? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some people prefer a single syllable such as "peace", as it is easier to chant. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)And regarding this delightful secret, not one syllable more was said by either of the young women. Vanity Fair (1837)We may not want to utter a syllable about what's happened on one day and ramble for hours the next. Christianity Today (2000)It's hard because he speaks quite fast but you can see his lips coming together and the two syllables of mother. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sundance is hardly a typical American audience, but the single syllable earned a huge whoop. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Is it because Strand is only one syllable, or what? Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'syllable'
British English: syllable /ˈsɪləbl/ NOUN
A syllable is a part of a word that contains a single vowel sound and that is pronounced as a unit.
The word contains three syllables.
- American English: syllable
- Arabic: مَقْطَعٌ لَفْظِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sílaba
- Chinese: 音节
- Croatian: slog
- Czech: slabika
- Danish: stavelse
- Dutch: lettergreep
- European Spanish: sílaba
- Finnish: tavu
- French: syllabe
- German: Silbe
- Greek: συλλαβή
- Italian: sillaba
- Japanese: 音節
- Korean: 음절
- Norwegian: stavelse
- Polish: sylaba
- European Portuguese: sílaba
- Romanian: silabă
- Russian: слог
- Spanish: sílaba
- Swedish: stavelse
- Thai: พยางค์
- Turkish: hece
- Ukrainian: склад (словa)
- Vietnamese: âm tiết
Definition of syllable from the Collins English Dictionary
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