nonsyllabic


nonsyllabic
nonsyllabic [nän΄si lab′ik]
adj.
not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; not syllabic

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  • nonsyllabic — adjective 1. not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominated by other vowel sounds in a syllable (as the second vowel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonsyllabic — /non si lab ik/, adj. (of a speech sound) not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable. [1905 10; NON + SYLLABIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonsyllabic — adjective Not syllabic …   Wiktionary

  • nonsyllabic — non·syllabic …   English syllables

  • nonsyllabic — non•syl•lab•ic [[t]ˌnɒn sɪˈlæb ɪk[/t]] adj. phn (of a speech sound) not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • unsyllabic — adjective not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominated by other vowel sounds in a syllable (as the second vowel in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Germanic languages — Branch of the Indo European language family, comprising languages descended from Proto Germanic. These are divided into West Germanic, including English, German, Frisian, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Yiddish; North Germanic, including Danish, Swedish,… …   Universalium

  • linguistics — /ling gwis tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. [1850 55; see LINGUISTIC, ICS] * * * Study of the nature and structure of… …   Universalium

  • liquid — liquidly, adv. liquidness, n. /lik wid/, adj. 1. composed of molecules that move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases; neither gaseous nor solid. 2. of, pertaining to, or consisting of liquids: a liquid diet. 3 …   Universalium

  • nonvocalic — onvocalic adj. (Phonology) not vocalic; not having vowel character; used of liquids and nasals. Opposite of {vocalic}. Syn: consonantal, nonsyllabic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English