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closed syllable Line breaks: closed syl|lable

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of closed syllable in English:


A syllable ending in a consonant.
Example sentences
  • It works if one chooses the Latin, French, or Italian language, since German is much more difficult because of its many closed syllables and consonant clusters.
  • When stressed, the short vowels only occur in closed syllables.
  • In final closed syllables, long u is usually shown by 'magic' e: amuse, flute, fume, huge, prelude, puce, puke, pure, refute, rude, rule, ruse, tube, tune.
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