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syllable British & World English

A unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; for example, there are two syllables in water and three in inferno

closed syllable British & World English

A syllable ending in a consonant

syllable-timed British & World English

(Of a language) characterized by a rhythm in which syllables occur at roughly equivalent time intervals, irrespective of the stress placed on them. French is a syllable-timed language

nonsense syllable British & World English

An arbitrarily formed syllable with no meaning, especially in songs or as used in memory experiments and tests

in words of one syllable British & World English

Using very simple language; expressed plainly

in words of one syllable in syllable British & World English

Using very simple language; expressed plainly

syllable English-Spanish

sílaba feminine

the emphasis is on the second syllable in emphasis English-Spanish

lleva el acento en la segunda sílaba, el acento recae en la segunda sílaba

the stress is o falls on the second syllable in stress English-Spanish

se acentúa (en) la segunda sílaba, el acento recae sobre la segunda sílaba


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