He was so gentle, making love to every syllable, just audible.
As Morris shares his side of the story, his voice whispers across the phone line, a gentle Southern lilt kissing every syllable.
The tone of this syllable swooped up briefly, and then down.
Stuck in his act, Smith wavered forward, sinking with every syllable he uttered.
Things that sound almost like words but are just a syllable or two off.
Then Junius, whoever he was, never published a syllable of the Letters.
Her sobs and tears prevented his understanding one syllable she said.
A merry Christmas to all children whose little lips will syllable the sweet utterances of childhood.
Not a syllable of opposition to his reelection is heard from any quarter.
We have not yet exchanged a syllable: she was snapped up, of course, the moment she entered the room.
late 14c., from Anglo-French sillable, Old French sillabe, from Latin syllaba, from Greek syllabe "a syllable, several sounds or letters taken together," literally "a taking together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + stem of lambanein "to take" (see analemma). The extra -l- was added by analogy with participle and principle.