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English definition of “syllable”

syllable

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪl.ə.bl̩/ us  
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 vowelMorphology and parts of words
syllabic
adjective uk   /sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ specialized us  
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