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Overview of adj nonsyllabic

The adj nonsyllabic has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. nonsyllabic, unsyllabic

(not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominated by other vowel sounds in a syllable (as the second vowel in a falling diphthong); "the nonsyllabic `n' in `botany' when it is pronounced `botny'"; "the nonsyllabic `i' in `oi'")

2. nonsyllabic

((of speech sounds) not forming or capable of forming the nucleus of a syllable; "initial 'l' in 'little' is nonsyllabic")

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