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syllablenoun [C]

uk   us   /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

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  • In the word 'engine', you should stress the first syllable.
  • The word 'button' has two syllables.
syllabic
adjective uk   us   /sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ specialized
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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)
Translations of “syllable”
in Korean 음절…
in Arabic مَقْطَع لَفْظي…
in Malaysian suku kata‘…
in French syllabe…
in Russian слог…
in Chinese (Traditional) 音節…
in Italian sillaba…
in Turkish hece…
in Polish sylaba, zgłoska…
in Spanish sílaba…
in Vietnamese âm tiết…
in Portuguese sílaba…
in Thai พยางค์…
in German die Silbe…
in Catalan síl·laba…
in Japanese 音節…
in Chinese (Simplified) 音节…
in Indonesian suku kata…
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“syllable” in British English

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