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syllabic

[si-lab-ik] /sɪˈlæb ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.
2.
pronounced with careful distinction of syllables.
3.
of, pertaining to, or noting poetry based on a specific number of syllables, as distinguished from poetry depending on stresses or quantities.
4.
(of chanting) having each syllable sung to one note only.
5.
Phonetics.
  1. (of a consonant) forming a syllable by itself, as the (n) in button
    [buht-n] /ˈbʌt n/ (Show IPA)
    or the (l) in bottle
    [bot-l] /ˈbɒt l/ (Show IPA)
    .
  2. (of a vowel) dominating the other sounds in a syllable; sonantal.
noun
6.
Phonetics. a syllabic sound.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Late Latin syllabicus < Greek syllabikós. See syllable, -ic
Related forms
syllabically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for syllabically

syllabic

/sɪˈlæbɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to syllables or the division of a word into syllables
2.
denoting a kind of verse line based on a specific number of syllables rather than being regulated by stresses or quantities
3.
(of a consonant) constituting a syllable
4.
(of plainsong and similar chanting) having each syllable sung to a different note
noun
5.
a syllabic consonant
Derived Forms
syllabically, adverb
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