Definition of syllabicity in US English:



  • See syllabic

    • ‘When the [r] becomes non-syllabic, the loss of syllabicity is accompanied by dropping the vowel in the spelling.’
    • ‘This view of glide-vowel contrasts raises a problem for any theory: if vocoids can be contrastively specified for syllabicity, why can't other potentially syllabic segments?’
    • ‘Seymour et al. have shown that simple and complex syllabicity affects decoding and orthographic depth affects both word and pseudoword reading.’
    • ‘A note on glides, syllabicity and tone in Gurung.’
    • ‘We may label this prosodic feature, syllabicity, with / / in our reconstructions.’