- the use of syllabic characters, rather than letters, in writing
- division into syllables
Origin of syllabism; from Classical Latin syllaba, syllable + -ism
- Division of a word or phrase into syllables.
- Use of syllabic characters in writing.
Origin of syllabismLatin syllaba, syllable; see syllable + –ism.
(countable and uncountable, plural syllabisms)
- The expression of the sounds of a language by syllables, rather than by an alphabet or by signs for words.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.