Definition of syllabize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪləbʌɪz/
(also syllabise)


[with object]
Divide into or articulate by syllables.
Example sentences
  • They saw the value of the hymns project and ended up doing the writing and syllabizing of the hymn texts.
  • When I first met him he syllabised every word, half-word and partial-word.
  • There are several features that cannot be identified unless the word has already been syllabized and the syllable carrying the main stress identified.


Late 16th century: via medieval Latin from Greek sullabizein, from sullabē 'syllable'.

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Line breaks: syl¦lab|ize

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