Definition of Syllabic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to syllables. "Syllabic characters each represent a syllable"

Derivative terms: Syllabicity, Syllable
Partainyms: Syllable



2. Adjective. Consisting of or using a syllabary. "Eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing"
Partainyms: Syllabary

3. Adjective. (of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities.

4. Adjective. Consisting of a syllable or syllables.

5. Adjective. (of speech sounds) forming the nucleus of a syllable. "The syllabic 'nl' in 'riddle'"
Antonyms: Nonsyllabic

Definition of Syllabic

1. a. Of or pertaining to a syllable or syllables; as, syllabic accent.

Definition of Syllabic

1. Adjective. Of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables. ¹

2. Adjective. Pronounced with every syllable distinct. ¹

3. Adjective. (linguistics) Designating a sound that is or can be the most sonorant segment of a syllable, as a vowel or a resonant. In the word riddle (r?d'l), the two syllabic sounds are the (i?) and the (l). ¹

4. Adjective. Of, or being a form of verse, based on the number of syllables in a line rather than on the arrangement of accents or quantities. ¹

5. Noun. (linguistics) A syllabic sound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Syllabic

1. a speech sound of high sonority [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Syllabic

sykes
syl-
syle
syles
sylfaen
syli
sylis
syllaba anceps
syllabae ancipites
syllabaria
syllabaries
syllabarium
syllabary
syllabation
syllabi
syllabic (current term)
syllabic abbreviation
syllabic abbreviations
syllabic break
syllabic breaks
syllabic rhyme
syllabic rhymes
syllabic script
syllabical
syllabically
syllabicate
syllabicated
syllabicates
syllabicating
syllabication

Literary usage of Syllabic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Inscriptions of Kourion by Terence Bruce Mitford (1971)
"ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL syllabic INSCRIPTIONS The syllabic inscriptions of Kourion, ... have afforded us respectively 161 and 188 syllabic inscriptions, ..."

2. The Inscriptions of Kourion by Terence Bruce Mitford (1971)
"... leftward-running docu- ' But cf. now my commentary to no. 217 below. This last, with no. 218, now brings the syllabic total to thirty. ..."

3. The Great Epic of India: Its Character and Origin by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1901)
"The complete stanza occurs but once in the great epic and twice in the Ramayana, as will be shown in the next section. The Fixed syllabic Metres. ..."

4. A grammar of the Greek language, chiefly from the Germ. of R. Kühner by William Edward Jelf, Raphael Kühner (1861)
"The six verbs following take the syllabic instead of the temporal augment ... The three following verbs have both the syllabic and temporal augments : iyu, ..."

5. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"syllabic Writing.—The remark of Ter. Scaurus (p. 15 K. quoted above, that fc liad been employed to denote the syllable kn. с the syllable CP, ..."

6. Chapters on the Metric of the Chaucerian Tradition by Albert Harp Licklider (1910)
"That a few of the many forms of the atonic e persisted into Elizabeth's time is proved by the syllabic use of archaic forms in Shakespeare.93 This evidence ..."

7. A Grammar of the Idiom of the New Testament by Georg Benedikt Winer, Gottlieb Lünemann, Edward Masson, Joseph Henry Thayer (1877)
"A temporal Augment instead of the syllabic occurs, a. ... The syllabic Augment in a verb beginning with a vowel occurs, Jno. xix. 32 f. ..."

8. The Foreign Sources of Modern English Versification: With Especial Reference by Charlton Miner Lewis (1898)
"syllabic verse. Probably the first important advance from this crude stage of art is to be seen in the syllabic verse of some of the oldest parts of the ..."

9. The Inscriptions of Kourion by Terence Bruce Mitford (1971)
"ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL syllabic INSCRIPTIONS The syllabic inscriptions of Kourion, ... have afforded us respectively 161 and 188 syllabic inscriptions, ..."

10. The Inscriptions of Kourion by Terence Bruce Mitford (1971)
"... leftward-running docu- ' But cf. now my commentary to no. 217 below. This last, with no. 218, now brings the syllabic total to thirty. ..."

11. The Great Epic of India: Its Character and Origin by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1901)
"The complete stanza occurs but once in the great epic and twice in the Ramayana, as will be shown in the next section. The Fixed syllabic Metres. ..."

12. A grammar of the Greek language, chiefly from the Germ. of R. Kühner by William Edward Jelf, Raphael Kühner (1861)
"The six verbs following take the syllabic instead of the temporal augment ... The three following verbs have both the syllabic and temporal augments : iyu, ..."

13. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"syllabic Writing.—The remark of Ter. Scaurus (p. 15 K. quoted above, that fc liad been employed to denote the syllable kn. с the syllable CP, ..."

14. Chapters on the Metric of the Chaucerian Tradition by Albert Harp Licklider (1910)
"That a few of the many forms of the atonic e persisted into Elizabeth's time is proved by the syllabic use of archaic forms in Shakespeare.93 This evidence ..."

15. A Grammar of the Idiom of the New Testament by Georg Benedikt Winer, Gottlieb Lünemann, Edward Masson, Joseph Henry Thayer (1877)
"A temporal Augment instead of the syllabic occurs, a. ... The syllabic Augment in a verb beginning with a vowel occurs, Jno. xix. 32 f. ..."

16. The Foreign Sources of Modern English Versification: With Especial Reference by Charlton Miner Lewis (1898)
"syllabic verse. Probably the first important advance from this crude stage of art is to be seen in the syllabic verse of some of the oldest parts of the ..."

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