syllabify

Definitions

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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. syllaba, syllable + -fy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. syllaba—Gr. syllabēsyn, with, lab-, lambanein, to take.

Usage

In literature:

Varying methods of syllabifying are also responsible for noteworthy acoustic differences.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
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