Syllabism
Syllabism Syl"la*bism, n. The expressing of the sounds of a language by syllables, rather than by an alphabet or by signs for words. --I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster]

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  • syllabism — [sil′ə biz΄əm] n. [< L syllaba,SYLLABLE + ISM] 1. the use of syllabic characters, rather than letters, in writing 2. division into syllables …   English World dictionary

  • syllabism — ˈsiləˌbizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary syllab (from Latin syllaba syllable) + ism 1. : the use or development of syllabic characters …   Useful english dictionary

  • syllabism — /sil euh biz euhm/, n. 1. the use of syllabic characters, as in writing. 2. division into syllables. [1880 85; < L syllab(a) SYLLABLE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • syllabism — syl·la·bism …   English syllables

  • syllabism — /ˈsɪləbɪzəm/ (say siluhbizuhm) noun 1. the use of syllabic characters, as in writing. 2. division into syllables …   Australian English dictionary

  • disyllabism — /duy sil euh biz euhm, di /, n. the state of being disyllabic. Also, dissyllabism. [1880 85; DI 1 + SYLLABISM] * * * …   Universalium

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