Definition of syllable
What does the word syllable mean?
part of speech: noun, transitive verb
Unit of pronunciation forming a word or part of a word& containing one vowel sound& often consonant (s) preceding or following or preceding& following this; (transf.) so much as a word, the least amount of speech, (not a s.!, do not speak); hence (-)syllabled a. (Vb) pronounce by ss., articulate distinctly; (poet.) utter (name, word). [old French]