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syllable

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪləbəl/

Translation of syllable in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • sílaba (feminine) I explained it to him in words of one syllable se lo expliqué en forma más que clara
    Example sentences
    • The vowels of the stressed syllables in such words as father and fodder are generally identical.
    • Students in the low-level group were not reading words but were learning letter names and sounds, and how to blend consonant and vowel sounds to make syllables.
    • After blending consonants and vowels, syllables are blended into words and words are used in meaningful sentences.

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