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nonsense word/syllablenoun [C]

uk   /ˈnɒn.səns ˌwɜːd/ us   /ˈnɑːn.sens ˌwɝːd/ specialized
words or parts of words that do not exist in the language you are using: The child repeated the nonsense syllables "boo di doo doo".
(Definition of nonsense word/syllable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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