Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A list of syllables.
  • noun A set of written characters for a language, each character representing a syllable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A catalogue of the syllables of a language; a list or set of syllables, or of characters having a syllabic value.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A table of syllables; more especially, a table of the indivisible syllabic symbols used in certain languages, as the Japanese and Cherokee, instead of letters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun orthography A table or list of syllabic letters or syllables
  • noun orthography A writing system where each character represents a complete syllable

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a writing system whose characters represent syllables

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin syllabārium, from Latin syllaba, syllable; see syllable.]

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From Neo Latin syllabārium, from syllaba

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