Definitions of syllabic:
  • adjective:   consisting of a syllable or syllables; constituting a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound not accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominating the other vowel sounds in a syllable (as being the first vowel in a falling diphthong)
    Example: "The syllabic `l' in `riddle' or the syllabic `n' in `botany' when it is pronounced `bot-n-y'"
  • adjective:   (of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities
  • adjective:   consisting of or using a syllabary or syllabic characters
    Example: "Eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing"
  • adjective:   of or relating to syllables
    Example: "Syllabic accent"
  • adjective:   of liquids and nasals

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