Syllable vs Hypermetric - What's the difference?

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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 hypermetric is

having a redundant syllable.

syllable

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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.
  • *
  • The written representation of a given pronounced syllable.
  • A small part of a sentence or discourse; anything concise or short; a particle.
  • * Hooker
  • Before any syllable of the law of God was written.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Who dare speak / One syllable against him?

    Derived terms

    * monosyllable * polysyllable * quadrisyllable * quinquesyllable * syllabary * syllabatim * syllabic * syllabification * syllabify * trisyllable * words of one syllable

    Verb

    (syllabl)
  • (poetic) To utter in syllables.
  • Aery tongues that syllable men's names — Milton.

    hypermetric

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a redundant syllable.
  • Synonyms

    * hypermetrical