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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. a writing system whose characters represent syllables

Etymologies

New Latin syllabārium, from Latin syllaba, syllable; see syllable.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Neo Latin syllabārium, from syllaba (Wiktionary)

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