Last Updated :07 Jan 2019.

DEFINITION OF SYLLABIFICATION

Syllabification Definition:

Syllabification has SIX types, they are :

1.Monosyllabic 2.Disyllabic (or) Bisyllabic 3.Trisyllabic 4.Terasyllabic 5.Pentasyllabic 6.Polysyllabic (or) Multisyllabic

But the basic syllabifications are Mono-syllabic, Di-syllabic and Poly-syllabic.

Some times we must break a word at the end of a line. Avoid doing so whenever possible; expecially avoid breaking two successive lines. When breaking a word is unavoidable, mark the division with a hypen (made with one stroke on the typewriter[-]).

It is splitting of words according to the syllables or units of sounds or vowel sounds.

e.g

leaderlead-er
countrymencount-ry-men
rejoicere-joice
universalu-ni-ver-sal
survivalsur-vi-val
What is Monosyllabic Word:
Words having only one syllable.

e.g

actcatbook
slewbasevile
oftcausecrown
mournworsefear
headriotsword
tongueplotsteel
wishoneschool
breakrhythmmake
actseeall
atballbat
betsweeplife

 

What is Disyllabic (or) Bisyllabic Word :
Words having only two syllables.

e.g

cen-sure sen-se va-liant
in-terred grie-vous cae-sar
cap-tives ran-soms be-side
dec-tate wo-men cri-tic
in-stead de-lay a-gain
edu-cate pro-gramme van-quish
se-nate de-bate dor-mant
out-break mo-ral dir-rect
co-ward en-ding care-ful
de-vil dia-mond co-ward
sus-pect deep-est pur-pose
What is Trisyllabic Word :
Words having only three syllables.

e.g

beau-ti-ful to-mor-row po-pu-lar
in-ten-tion lu-per-vcal
lu-per-cal mu-ti-ny le-ga-cy
tes-ta-ment be-lo-ved me-mo-ry
un-kind-ly tes-ta-ment
be-lo-ved tri-um-virs for-tu-nate
vic-to-ries o-ra-tion coun-try-men
be-ne-fit as-sem-bly con-si-der
e-le-ment tra-di-tion im-pli-cit
per-mi-ssion ex-peri-ment e-ffec-tive
in-jus-tice com-pa-nion ar-ma-ment
What is Polysyllabic Word :
Words having four or more syllables.

e.g

in-tel-li-gent in-i-ti-at-ve per-so-ni-fi-ca-tion
fun-da-men-tal-ly in-fe-ri-o-ri-ty syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion

 

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