syllable englannista suomeksi
A unit of human speech that is interpreted by the listener as a single sound, although syllables usually consist of one or more vowel sounds, either alone or combined with the sound of one or more consonants; a word consists of one or more syllables.
The written representation of a given pronounced syllable.
A small part of a sentence or discourse; anything concise or short; a particle.
1622, Richard Hooker, ''Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie'', 60:
- Then let them cast backe their eies unto former generations of men, and marke what was done in the prime of the World, ''Seth, Enoch, Noah, Sem, Abraham, Job,'' and the rest that lived before any syllable of the Law of God was written, did they not sinne as much as we doe in every action not commanded?
1623, William Shakespeare, ''The Life of King Henry the Eighth'' Act 5 Scene 1:
- (0)The ArchbishopIs the King's hand and tongue; and who dare speakOne syllable against him?
- (0)A thousand fantasiesBegin to throng into my memoryOf calling shapes, and beckning shadows dire,And airy tongues, that syllable mens namesOn Sands, and Shoars, and desert Wildernesses.