English Grammar Lessons
Syllable - Glossary of Terms
A syllable is a single segment of sound, typically produced with a single pulse of air from the lungs. Syllables
which end in consonants are called "closed syllables"; whereas,
those that end in a vowel sounds are called "open syllables".
four syllables in Mississippi. ("Miss" + "iss"
+ "ipp" + "i").
are two syllables in rugged. Interestingly, there is only one syllable in
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