noun. ['ˈsɪləbəl'] a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme.
- linguistic unit
- language unit
- solfa syllable
Words that Rhyme with Syllable
How do you pronounce syllable?
Pronounce syllable as ˈsɪləbəl.
US - How to pronounce syllable in American English
UK - How to pronounce syllable in British English
Example sentences of the word syllable
1. Noun, singular or mass
Encourage your child to say each word and clap once for each syllable.
Next, they learn to distinguish between the beginning of a syllable and the end of a syllable.
Quotes containing the word syllable
1. To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time;And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,And then is heard no more. It is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing.
- William Shakespeare, Macbeth
2. There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.
- Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife
3. I don't mean to be rude—"he began, in a tone that threatened rudeness in every syllable."Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often,"Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince