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Meaning of SYLLABIC

Pronunciation:  si'labik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (phonology) of liquids and nasals
  2. [adj]  consisting of a syllable or syllables; constituting a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; (of a consonant sound) not accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound; "the syllabic `l' in `riddle' or the syllabic `n' in `botany' when pronounced `bot-n-y'"; (of a vowel sound) dominating the other vowel sounds in a syllable as being the first vowel in a falling diphthong; "the syllabic `o' in `oi'"
  3. [adj]  (of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities
  4. [adj]  consisting of or using a syllabary or syllabic characters; "eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing"
  5. [adj]  of or relating to syllables; "syllabic accent"; "syllabic characters each represent a syllable"

SYLLABIC is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: decasyllabic, disyllabic, monosyllabic, octosyllabic, pentasyllabic, polysyllabic, syllabled, vocalic
 Antonyms: accentual, consonantal, nonsyllabic, nonvocalic, quantitative, unsyllabic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Syl*lab"ic\, Syllabical \Syl*lab"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?:
cf. F. syllabique.]
1. Of or pertaining to a syllable or syllables; as, syllabic

2. Consisting of a syllable or syllables; as, a syllabic
   augment. ``The syllabic stage of writing.'' --Earle.