syllabicate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v syllabicate divide into syllables "syllabify the words"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Syllabicate To form or divide into syllables; to syllabify.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • syllabicate To form or divide into syllables.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • vs.t Syllabicate (pa.t. and pa.p. syllab′if to form into syllables—ns. Syllabicā′tion, Syllabificā′tion
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. syllaba—Gr. syllabēsyn, with, lab-, lambanein, to take.

Usage

In literature:

And this grunt, more than could possibly be conveyed by syllabic utterance, expresses impatience.
"The Colossus" by Opie Read
These syllabics, as their name indicates, each represent a syllable.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
Rhyme and syllabic equivalence.
"The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory" by George Saintsbury
The "Confessio" is written in octo-syllabic couplets, with four accents.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Greek, French and German are all more expansive, more syllabically copious.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
Mr Evans printed his first copies of it in syllabic characters on birch bark.
"Oowikapun" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Not one person in that audience except my boatmen, knew a letter or syllabic character.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
I caught myself laughing, syllabically, and shrugging my shoulders, fitfully.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
The Chinese have no alphabet, but about 20,000 syllabic characters.
"Orthography" by Elmer W. Cavins
The rate of syllabic utterance is usually a personal characteristic.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
The opening syllabication is like dickcissel's; then follows a trill of no specially definable character.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
There is frequent yawning, and the speech is slow, syllabic, and jerky.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Where there is any approach to hieroglyphic writing, or syllabic ciphers, I am baffled.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The Romans, however, always practiced syllabic division very much as we do to-day.
"Books Before Typography" by Frederick W. Hamilton
As she did so she again spoke, placidly and syllabically.
"A Crooked Mile" by Oliver Onions
Each phonetic at first probably stood for a syllable, in which case it might be called a syllabic sign.
"Cleopatra's Needle" by James King
It was extremely, syllabically distinct.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
He made an error, however, in supposing that some of the symbols might be syllabic instead of alphabetic.
"Heroes of Science: Physicists" by William Garnett
Side by side with this syllabic writing the old abbreviated picture-writing was retained.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Let difficult forms be put on the board and syllabicated if necessary.
"Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics" by Charles McMurry
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In news:

Like the late Marianne Moore before him, this poet turns to syllabics to provide order to his lines and to offer the backbone of form to a collection observant of less stiff things, like the fluidity of nature, aging, and light.
Some of those multi-syllabic, scary-sounding ingredients are harmful.
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In science:

The set S can be interpreted as a “syllabic alphabet”, in the sense that a word w of length N over the alphabet S is simultaneously a word of length ℓN over the alphabet [k ].
Random words, quantum statistics, central limits, random matrices
In the Prosodic Morphology Hypothesis, mora is the unit of syllabic weight; a monomoraic syllable, σµ , is light (L), and a bimoraic syllable, σµµ , is heavy (H).
Computing Prosodic Morphology
Abstract. In the paper, we analyze the distribution of complexities in the Vai script, an indigenous syllabic writing system from Liberia. It is found that the uniformity hypothesis for complexities fails for this script.
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
Note that the status of [ũ] is unclear: it is represented by a single syllabic sign hũ, probably an obsolete one (Priest 2004) and not included in the vowels list by modern authors (Welmers 1976, Ofri-Scheps 1991).
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
Table 1 contains the list of the Vai syllabic signs based mainly on the Dukor typeface (courtesy of Evertype). This font reflects the style given in Tucker (1999). Recently, the Vai script became a part of the Unicode standard, version 5.1.
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
Vai script is the first case where the uniform distribution does not yield a good fit. Here, it is necessary to note the peculiarity of syllabic scripts in comparisons with alphabets.
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
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