Definition of syllabification in English:

syllabification

(also syllabication)

noun

  • The division of words into syllables, either in speech or in writing.

    • ‘However, syllabication serves an important role in writing instruction, providing the writer with a basic formula and starting point.’
    • ‘Hopkins and Peck hold similar views, adding that children of all ages should try writing about a brief moment and not confine themselves to the 5-7 - 5 syllabication limitations.’
    • ‘A member of the French department at The Johns Hopkins University helped students arrive at correct pronunciation and syllabification of the poetic text prior to recording the vocal versions.’
    • ‘What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?’
    • ‘The art of banter, which is both a workplace and television writer's art, the true insider's patois (there's a special rhythm to the banter in the show, a staccato syllabification), may be at the heart of The West Wing's success.’
    • ‘Observations made indicate, for example, which child needs more assistance in phonics, syllabication skills, use of context clues, in creative and critical thinking, as well as in problem solving.’

Pronunciation

syllabification

/səˌlabəfəˈkāSH(ə)n//səˌlæbəfəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/