Syllabary meaning

sĭlə-bĕrē
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A list of syllables.
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A set of written characters for a language, each character representing a syllable.
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A set or table of syllables.
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A set of written signs or characters representing the syllables that are the units in a language that uses syllabic, rather than alphabetic, writing.
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(orthography) A table or list of syllabic letters or syllables.
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(orthography) A writing system where each character represents a complete syllable.

It shouldn't be hard to come up with a musical syllabary in which pitches code for vowels and timbres code for consonants.

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Origin of syllabary

  • New Latin syllabārium from Latin syllaba syllable syllable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Neo Latin syllabārium, from syllaba

    From Wiktionary