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Definition of "syllabify" [syl•lab•i•fy]

  • To form or divide into syllables. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "syllabify" in a sentence
  • "It proves that this was so since there are only so many ways in which a word may syllabify according to the basic principle of sonority hierarchy, an important concept in phonetics."
  • "Hmmm, that doesn't sound right to me since phonotactic restrictions would cause the nasal to syllabify before the laryngeal and then it would be pronounced **m̥h₂ḱros, no?"