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syllabicate

[si-lab-i-keyt] /sɪˈlæb ɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), syllabicated, syllabicating.
1.
to syllabify.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; back formation from syllabication < Medieval Latin syllabicātiōn- (stem of syllabicātiō). See syllabic, -ation
Related forms
syllabication, noun
unsyllabicated, adjective
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  • They select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts.
  • Division of the word form deals with syllabication and accenting.
  • These evaluations presumed that no errors were made either in syllabication or consonant pronunciation.
  • They select and know how to translate letter patterns into spoken language using phonics, syllabication, and word parts.
  • LI-2: spelling two-syllable words using knowledge of syllabication and spelling patterns.

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