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syllabify

Definition:

to divide into syllables

Class:

contact verb (touching, hitting, tying, digging, etc.)

Past tense:

syllabified

Present participle:

syllabifying

3rd-person singular present:

syllabifies

Type of:

segment » separate » change

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

syllabify the words

Synonyms:

syllabicate | syllabise [British spelling] | syllabize [American/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

First attested in 1799-1802; back-formation from syllabification; compare the...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Syllabification | LAB | KAY | syllabication

the separation of a word into syllables, whether spoken or written. The written separation is usually marked by a hyphen when using English orthography and with a period when transcribing in the International Phonetic Alphabet. For presentation... (37 of 483 words, pronunciations)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Syllabification

Collins Dictionary:

syllabify [transitive] | syllabicate | syllabification [derived] | syllabication [noun, derived]

to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables (8 of 211 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/syllabify

Wiktionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabifies [3rd-person singular present] | syllabicate [synonym] | syllabize [synonym] | syllabicated [past tense] | syllabicating [present participle] | syllabicates [3rd-person singular present] | ...

To divide a word into syllables; to syllabicate; to syllabize. (10 of 94 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/syllabify

Oxford Dictionary:

syllabification | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabifies [3rd-person singular present] | syllabication | syllabify [derived]

the division of words into syllables, either in speech or in writing (12 of 41 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/syllabification

American Heritage Dictionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabicated [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabicating [present participle] | syllabifies [3rd-person singular present] | syllabicates [3rd-person singular present] | syllabize | syllabized [past tense] | ...

To form or divide into syllables. (6 of 27 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/syllabify

Merriam-Webster:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabicate [syllabify] | syllabicated [syllabify, past tense] | syllabicating [syllabify, present participle]

to form or divide into syllables (6 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/syllabify

New World Dictionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabicate | syllabicated [past tense] | syllabicating [present participle] | syllabification [noun, related]

to form or divide into syllables (6 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/syllabify

Random House Dictionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabicate | syllabicated [past tense] | syllabicating [present participle] | syllabize [present participle] | syllabized [past tense] | syllabizing [present participle] | ...

to form or divide into syllables. (6 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/syllabify

Macmillan British Dictionary:

segment [countable] | segments [plural]

a separate part of anything | a part of a fruit such as an orange or a grapefruit that can easily be separated into parts ; [biology] one of the parts ... (30 of 120 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/segment

Cambridge Dictionary:

segment [entry 1]

any of the parts into which something (especially a circle or sphere) can be divided or into which it's naturally divided (21 of 45 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/segment 1

segment [entry 2, specialized] | segmentation [noun, derived]

to divide something into different parts (6 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/segment 2

Britannica Encyclopedia:

syllable [speech]

a segment of speech that consists of a vowel, with or without one or more accompanying consonant sounds immediately preceding or following--for ... (23 of 96 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/577551​/syllable

Encarta Dictionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabicate: syllabicated [past tense] | syllabicated [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabicate: syllabicating [present participle] | syllabicating [present participle] | syllabifies [3rd-person singular present] | syllabicate: syllabicates [3rd-person singular present] | ...

to break a word down into syllables in speech or writing (11 of 82 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717642​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabifies [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: First attested in 1799-1802; back-formation from syllabification; compare the Old French sillabifier.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/syllabify

New World Dictionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle]

Origin: back-formation from syllabification from Latin syllaba, "syllable" + "-fication"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/syllabify

Merriam-Webster:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle]

First use: about 1859

Origin: Latin syllaba syllable

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/syllabify

American Heritage Dictionary:

syllabize | syllabized [past tense] | syllabizing [present participle] | syllabizes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Medieval Latin syllabizāre, to quibble, from Greek sullabizein, to syllabify, from sullabē, syllable; see "syllable".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/syllabize

Oxford Dictionary:

syllabize | syllabise

First use: late 16th century

Origin: medieval Latin from Greek sullabizein, from sullabē "syllable"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/syllabize

Encarta Dictionary:

syllabify | syllabified [past tense] | syllabicate: syllabicated [past tense] | syllabicated [past tense] | syllabifying [present participle] | syllabicate: syllabicating [present participle] | syllabicating [present participle] | syllabifies [3rd-person singular present] | syllabicate: syllabicates [3rd-person singular present] | ...

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: Back-formation from syllabification from Latin syllaba

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717642​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

syllabify [transitive] | syllabicate

Audio: British English pronunciation of "syllabify"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/syllabify

the Free Dictionary:

syllabify

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "syllabify"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "syllabify"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "syllabify" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/syllabify

syllabize

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "syllabize"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "syllabize"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "syllabize" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/syllabize

syllabise

Audio: British English pronunciation of "syllabise"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/syllabise

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

syllabify

Audio: North American pronunciation of "syllabify"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=syllab​08 word=syllabify

YourDictionary Audio:

syllabify

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "syllabify" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/syllabify

syllabize

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "syllabize" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/syllabize

Google Dictionary:

syllabize | syllabised [past tense] | syllabized [past tense] | syllabizing [present participle] | syllabising [present participle] | syllabises [3rd-person singular present] | syllabizes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "syllabize"

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