Definition of nonsyllabic


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • nonsyllabic is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 18 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • nonsyllabic is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 23 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of nonsyllabic

  • not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominated by other vowel sounds in a syllable (as the second vowel in a falling diphthong) (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the nonsyllabic `n' in `botany' when it is pronounced `botny'
    2. the nonsyllabic `i' in `oi'

    Synonyms

    1. unsyllabic

  • (of speech sounds) not forming or capable of forming the nucleus of a syllable ()

    Examples

    1. initial `l' in `little' is nonsyllabic

See definition of nonsyllabic in Merriam Webster