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nonsense syllable

noun, Psychology
1.
any of numerous letter combinations without meaning, used in learning experiments.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsense syllable

nonsense syllable

noun
1.
(psychol) a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning
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