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- n. The act of syllabifying; syllabification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of forming syllables; the act or method of dividing words into syllables. See Guide to Pron., §275.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The formation of syllables; especially, the division of a word into its constituent syllabic parts in writing and printing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. forming or dividing words into syllables
First attested in 1631; from the Medieval Latin sillabicātio, syllabicātio, noun of action of the verb syllabicō, from syllaba ("syllable"). (Wiktionary)