Syllabification definitions
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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.

Examples

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

Examples

actcatbook
slewbasevile
oftcausecrown
mournworsefear
headriotsword
tongueplotsteel
wishoneschool
breakrhythmmake
actseeall
atballbat
betsweeplife
What Is Disyllabic (or) Bisyllabic Word :
Words having only two syllables.

Examples

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.

Examples

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.

Examples

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

Learning Competency

Non-defining relative clause
Non-defining relative clauses are placed after nouns which are definite already.
The adjective clause which does not define the noun before it but gives additional information about the noun is called the non-defining relative clause.