The definition of a syllable is a part of a word that is pronounced with one uninterrupted sound.(noun)
An example of syllable is "kit" in the word kitchen.
See syllable in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME sillable < OFr sillabe < L syllaba < Gr syllabē, a syllable, lit., that which holds together < syllambanein, to join < syn-, together + lambanein, to hold < IE base *(s)lagw-, to grasp > latch
See syllable in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English sillable
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , alteration of Old French sillabe
Origin: , from Latin syllaba
Origin: , from Greek sullabē
Origin: , from sullabein
Origin: , second aorist of sullambanein, to combine in pronunciation
Origin: : sun-, syn-
Origin: + lambanein, to take.
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