As a noun syllable
is (linguistics) 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.
As a verb syllable
is (poetic) to utter in syllables.
As an adjective dodecasyllabic is
of twelve syllables.