syllable

Part of speech: verb

To utter or express in syllables.

Part of speech: noun

A single vocal sound forming a word, or part of a word.

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Usage examples "syllable":

  1. Answer to the point, and you shall have a gold piece for every syllable. - "Captain Fracasse", Theophile Gautier.
  2. Can't you put it simply in words of one syllable? - "The Wisdom of Father Brown", G. K. Chesterton.
  3. She told them it was twelve o'clock, turned Jane out of the room, and made Emily and Lily promise not to utter another syllable that night. - "Scenes and Characters", Charlotte M. Yonge.