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English noun: syllable

1. syllable (communication) a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

SamplesThe word `pocket' has two syllables.

Broader (hypernym)language unit, linguistic unit

Narrower (hyponym)antepenult, antepenultima, antepenultimate, penult, penultima, penultimate, reduplication, solfa syllable, ultima

Part meronymword

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