Definition of non-syllabic in English:

non-syllabic

adjective

  • 1Asyllabic; (Linguistics, of a speech sound) that does not constitute the peak sonority of a syllable.

  • 2Not syllable-timed.

noun

  • Linguistics. A non-syllabic speech sound.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From non- + syllabic. Compare earlier asyllabic.

Pronunciation

non-syllabic

/ˌnɒnsɪˈlabɪk/