Definition of syllabic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪˈlæbɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈlæbɪk//
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  1. 1based on syllables syllabic stress See related entries: Phonetics
  2. 2(of a consonant) forming a whole syllable, for example /l/ in settle See related entries: Phonetics
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French syllabique or late Latin syllabicus, from Greek sullabikos, from sullabē ‘syllable’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: syllabic