Associations to the word «Syllable»


SYLLABLE, noun. (linguistics) A unit of human speech that is interpreted by the listener as a single sound, although syllables usually consist of one or more vowel sounds, either alone or combined with the sound of one or more consonants; a word consists of one or more syllables.
SYLLABLE, noun. The written representation of a given pronounced syllable.
SYLLABLE, noun. A small part of a sentence or discourse; anything concise or short; a particle.
SYLLABLE, verb. (transitive) (poetic) To utter in syllables.

Dictionary definition

SYLLABLE, noun. A unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme; "the word `pocket' has two syllables".

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery