What does syllabic mean?

Definitions for syllabic
sɪˈlæb ɪk; ˈbʌt n; ˈbɒt lsyl·lab·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syllabicadjective

    of or relating to syllables

    "syllabic accent"; "syllabic characters each represent a syllable"

  2. syllabicadjective

    consisting of or using a syllabary

    "eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing"

  3. syllabicadjective

    (of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities

  4. syllabicadjective

    consisting of a syllable or syllables

  5. syllabicadjective

    (of speech sounds) forming the nucleus of a syllable

    "the syllabic 'nl' in 'riddle'"


  1. syllabicnoun

    A syllabic sound.

  2. syllabicadjective

    Of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.

  3. syllabicadjective

    Pronounced with every syllable distinct.

  4. syllabicadjective

    Designating a sound that is or can be the most sonorant segment of a syllable, as a vowel or a resonant. In the word riddle (rd'l), the two syllabic sounds are the (iu02D8) and the (l).

  5. syllabicadjective

    Of, or being a form of verse, based on the number of syllables in a line rather than on the arrangement of accents or quantities.

  6. Etymology: syllabicus, from συλλαβικός, from συλλαβή.


  1. syllabic

    Syllabic refers to the characteristic or quality pertaining to, consisting of, or relating to syllables. It is often used in the context of phonetics, phonology, and linguistics, where it denotes the principle of forming or dividing words into syllables, or the emphasis given to certain syllables within words. In music, syllabic can describe a style of setting text to music where each syllable is matched to a single note.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syllabicadjective

    alt. of Syllabical

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllabic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllabic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of syllabic in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Petrovich:

    On this otherwise Middle Egyptian caption were a Canaanite syllabic and the world’s oldest attested proto-consonantal letter–‘B’, depicting a house for the Hebrew consonantbayit.

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    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
    A macron
    B auspices
    C defilement
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