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n. - Forming or dividing words into units.

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  • In the United States the prevailing purpose of syllabication is to indicate pronunciation.
  • Write 10 words frequently mispronounced andindicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.
  • Then indicate what words are to be defined, and insist upon the proper syllabication, accent, marking of letters, etc.
  • Gigantic white birds fly from beyond the white curtain, screaming the eternal "Teke-li-li, tekeli-li" -- a syllabication that dies away on the lips of the islander as... for more
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