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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.

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  • Namah Shivaya is called Panchakshari (5 syllable mantra) whilst Aum Namah Shivaya is called Sadakshari (6 syllabled mantra).

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • I could not wait to pronounce the three-syllabled discovery.

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  • 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.

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