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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of syllable.
- adj. Having a specified number of syllables.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having syllables: generally used in compounds: as, a four-syllabled word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pronounced in syllables
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"The commercial situation on the island is damn bad," he said with great solemnity and an unctuous mouthing of the many-syllabled words.
Every line bristled with many - syllabled words he did not understand.
Namah Shivaya is called Panchakshari (5 syllable mantra) whilst Aum Namah Shivaya is called Sadakshari (6 syllabled mantra).
The sound it made was three syllabled: muzzle against subroof, discharge of compressed air, nail driven into wood—knock-sht-thwack, knock-sht-thwack—and Shawn was finding a rhythm when an explosion of air, a visible white hiss, burst from it as the clamp that fastened the hose to the back of the nail gun between his legs broke.
Suddenly, the "particularities of Chinese, its single-syllabled words, its dependence on the shift of tones to find meaning" have been rendered alien to him; and in their place "an older, more primitive tongue" comes "gargling out of his throat".
When I mention that the retro line doesn't match our current budget, Corinne, with the clack-clack-clack of her high-heels, tactfully whisks us to the recesses of the store where she is no longer uttering a one-syllabled stylistic sales pitch ( "chrome," "mode," * "chic") but using phrases like "bon rapport qualité prix" * terms that suddenly sing to the word-lover (and wallet-watcher) in me.
He gives examples of those "certain peculiar words/like strengths or squinched"; he describes them as "many-lettered, one-syllabled lumps" which resemble the composition of the blackberry that is a clump of small drupelets.
A vague ideal also syllabled eloquently of peace, of brotherhood, of freedom, of unity, which for the moment partly enlightened and kindled the soul of the race and gave its intellect a broader vista.
I could not wait to pronounce the three-syllabled discovery.
In the meantime, I fuss over my own vintage selection of French greetings, carefully adding a label to my most recent three-syllabled acquisition: rebonjour.