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syllabify

[si-lab-uh-fahy] /sɪˈlæb əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), syllabified, syllabifying.
1.
to form or divide into syllables.
Origin of syllabify
1860-1865
1860-65; < New Latin syllabificāre. See syllable, -ify
Related forms
syllabification, noun
missyllabification, noun
missyllabify, verb (used with object), missyllabified, missyllabifying.
unsyllabified, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • His attention is called to syllabification as well as to diacritical marks.

    How to Teach Phonics Lida M. Williams
  • What he said was unintelligible, but words were uttered; the syllabification was distinct.

  • As such they are the carriers of practically all significant differences in stress, pitch, and syllabification.

    Language Edward Sapir
  • Madmen are of some nation, and their language, however incoherent in its words, has always the coherence of syllabification.

British Dictionary definitions for syllabification

syllabify

/sɪˈlæbɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied, -cates, -cating, -cated
1.
(transitive) to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables
Derived Forms
syllabification, syllabication, noun
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