late Middle English: from an Anglo-Norman French alteration of Old French sillabe, via Latin from Greek sullabē, from sun- 'together' + lambanein 'take'
English words consist of one or more syllables. Each syllable always contains one speech vowel. This may have one or more speech consonants before and/or after it. In the examples that follow, the words are broken into syllables:
Spell syllable with a double l in the middle; the ending is -able.