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syl·la·bles

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  1. syllables

    A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds typically made up of a syllable nucleus (most often a vowel) with optional initial and final margins (typically, consonants). Syllables are often considered the phonological "building blocks" of words. They can influence the rhythm of a language, its prosody, its poetic metre and its stress patterns. Speech can usually be divided up into a whole number of syllables: for example, the word ignite is made of two syllables: ig and nite. Syllabic writing began several hundred years before the first letters. The earliest recorded syllables are on tablets written around 2800 BC in the Sumerian city of Ur. This shift from pictograms to syllables has been called "the most important advance in the history of writing".A word that consists of a single syllable (like English dog) is called a monosyllable (and is said to be monosyllabic). Similar terms include disyllable (and disyllabic; also bisyllable and bisyllabic) for a word of two syllables; trisyllable (and trisyllabic) for a word of three syllables; and polysyllable (and polysyllabic), which may refer either to a word of more than three syllables or to any word of more than one syllable.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllables in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllables in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of syllables in a Sentence

  1. Mondaire Jones:

    I have had enough of my colleagues'racist insinuations that somehow that people of Washington D.C. are incapable or even unworthy of our democracy, one Senate Republicansaid that D.C.wouldn't be a 'well rounded, working-class state.' I had no idea there wereso many syllables in the word white.

  2. Nicolas Cage:

    I just wanted to show up on set, walk into a room and carry whatever my life experiences, whatever my memories were, whatever my bad dreams last night were, and just tell the story, i wanted to get back to a much more haiku, for lack of a better word, style of performance. When I say that I mean it quite literally. Haiku is five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables, and it’s really the quiet spaces that you’re led to contemplate that are inspired by the words and the syllables. That’s what this film is like.

  3. Brent Landau:

    The scribe has divided most of the text into syllables by using mid-dots. Such divisions are very uncommon in ancient manuscripts, but they do show up frequently in manuscripts that were used in educational contexts.

  4. Luke Rodehorst:

    If I ca n’t write a poem, I can at least get 17 syllables.

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