Meaning of syllable
Pronunciation: (sil'u-bul), [key]
— n., v., -bled, -bling.
- an uninterrupted segment of speech consisting of a center of relatively great sonority with or without one or more accompanying sounds of relatively less sonority: “Man,” “eye,” “strength,” and “sixths” are English words of one syllable.
- one or more written letters or characters representing more or less exactly such an element of speech.
- the slightest portion or amount of speech or writing; the least mention: Do not breathe a syllable of all this.
- to utter in syllables; articulate.
- to represent by syllables.
- to utter syllables; speak.
- syllable (Thesaurus)