syllabic

/səˈlæbɪk/ (say suh'labik)

adjective
1. of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.
2. pronounced with careful distinction of syllables.
3. of or relating to poetry based on the number of syllables as distinct from poetry depending on stresses or quantities.
4. (of chanting, etc.) having each syllable sung to one note only.
5. Phonetics syllable-forming or syllable-dominating; sonantal.
noun
6. Phonetics a syllabic sound.
See sonant (def. 3a). {New Latin syllabicus}
syllabically, adverb
syllabicity /sɪləˈbɪsəti/ (say siluh'bisuhtee), noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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