pronounced with careful distinction of syllables.
of, pertaining to, or noting poetry based on a specific number of syllables, as distinguished from poetry depending on stresses or quantities.
(of chanting) having each syllable sung to one note only.
5. Phonetics. a.
(of a consonant) forming a syllable
by itself, as the (n) in button /ˈbʌtn/ [buht-n] Show IPA
or the (l) in bottle /ˈbɒtl/ [bot-l] Show IPA .
(of a vowel) dominating the other sounds in a syllable
a syllabic sound
Origin: 1720–30; Related forms
< Late Latin syllabicus
< Greek syllabikós.