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syl·lab·ic / səˈlabik/ • adj. of, relating to, or based on syllables: a system of syllabic symbols. ∎  Prosody based on the number of syllables in a line: the recreation of classical syllabic meters. ∎  (of a consonant, esp. a nasal or other continuant) constituting a whole syllable, such as the m in Mbabane or the l in bottle. ∎  articulated in syllables: syllabic singing.• n. a written character that represents a syllable. Inuit syllabics.DERIVATIVES: syl·lab·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.syl·la·bic·i·ty / ˌsiləˈbisitē/ n.