What does the word syllable mean?

Usage examples for syllable

  1. Answer to the point, and you shall have a gold piece for every syllable. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  2. Can't you put it simply in words of one syllable? – The Wisdom of Father Brown by 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 by Charlotte M. Yonge