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Adjective: syllabic  si'la-bik
  1. Of or relating to syllables
    "syllabic accent"; "syllabic characters each represent a syllable"
     
  2. Consisting of or using a syllabary
    "eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing"
     
  3. (of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities
     
  4. Consisting of a syllable or syllables
     
  5. (of speech sounds) forming the nucleus of a syllable
    "the syllabic 'nl' in 'riddle'"

See also: decasyllabic, disyllabic, monosyllabic, octosyllabic, pentasyllabic, polysyllabic, syllabled

Antonym: accentual, nonsyllabic, quantitative

Encyclopedia: Syllabic