Meaning of “syllable” in the English Dictionary

"syllable" in British English

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syllablenoun [ C ]

us uk /ˈsɪl.ə.bl̩/
syllabic
adjective us uk /sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ specialized

(Definition of “syllable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"syllable" in American English

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syllablenoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɪl·ə·bəl/

a single unit of speech, in English usually containing a vowel, consisting of either a whole word or one of the parts into which a word is separated when it is spoken or printed:

There are two syllables in the word silver and three in appetite.

(Definition of “syllable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)