Etymology
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syllabic (adj.)

1728, from Modern Latin syllabicus, from Greek syllabikos "of or pertaining to a syllable," from syllabē "a syllable" (see syllable). Related: Syllabical (1520s).

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Definitions of syllabic

syllabic (adj.)
of or relating to syllables;
syllabic accent
syllabic characters each represent a syllable
syllabic (adj.)
consisting of or using a syllabary;
eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing
syllabic (adj.)
(of verse) having lines based on number of syllables rather than on rhythmical arrangement of stresses or quantities;
syllabic (adj.)
consisting of a syllable or syllables;
syllabic (adj.)
(of speech sounds) forming the nucleus of a syllable;
the syllabic `nl' in `riddle'
From wordnet.princeton.edu