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English definition of “syllable”

syllable

noun [C]     /ˈsɪl.ə.bl̩/
B2 a single unit of speech , either a whole word or one of the parts into which a word can be separated , usually containing a vowel Morphology and parts of words syllabic     /sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ adjective specialized
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