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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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syllable

SYL'LABLE, n. [L. syllaba; Gr. to comprehend, and to take.]

1. A letter, or a combination of letters, uttered together, or at a single effort or impulse of the voice. A vowel may form a syllable by itself, as a, the definitive, or in amen; e in even; o in over, and the like. A syllable may also be formed of a vowel and one consonant, as in go, do, in, at; or a syllable may be formed by a vowel with two articulations, one preceding, the other following it, as in can, but, tun; or a syllable may consist of a combination of consonants, with one vowel or diphthong, as strong, short, camp, voice.

A syllable sometimes forms a word, and is then significant, as in go, run, write, sun, moon. In other cases, a syllable is merely part of a word, and by itself is not significant. Thus ac, in active, has no signification.

At least one vowel or open sound is essential to the formation of a syllable; hence in every word there must be as many syllables as there are single vowels, or single vowels and diphthongs. A word is called according to the number of syllables it contains, viz.

Monosyllable, a word of one syllable.

Dissyllable, a word of two syllables.

Trisyllable, a word of three syllables.

Polysyllable, a word of many syllables.

2. A small part of a sentence or discourse; something very concise. This account contains not a syllable of truth.

Before a syllable of the law of God was written.

SYL'LABLE, v.t. To utter; to articulate. [Not used.]




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SYL'LABLE, n. [L. syllaba; Gr. to comprehend, and to take.]

1. A letter, or a combination of letters, uttered together, or at a single effort or impulse of the voice. A vowel may form a syllable by itself, as a, the definitive, or in amen; e in even; o in over, and the like. A syllable may also be formed of a vowel and one consonant, as in go, do, in, at; or a syllable may be formed by a vowel with two articulations, one preceding, the other following it, as in can, but, tun; or a syllable may consist of a combination of consonants, with one vowel or diphthong, as strong, short, camp, voice.

A syllable sometimes forms a word, and is then significant, as in go, run, write, sun, moon. In other cases, a syllable is merely part of a word, and by itself is not significant. Thus ac, in active, has no signification.

At least one vowel or open sound is essential to the formation of a syllable; hence in every word there must be as many syllables as there are single vowels, or single vowels and diphthongs. A word is called according to the number of syllables it contains, viz.

Monosyllable, a word of one syllable.

Dissyllable, a word of two syllables.

Trisyllable, a word of three syllables.

Polysyllable, a word of many syllables.

2. A small part of a sentence or discourse; something very concise. This account contains not a syllable of truth.

Before a syllable of the law of God was written.

SYL'LABLE, v.t. To utter; to articulate. [Not used.]


SYL'LA-BLE, n. [L. syllaba; Gr. συλλαβη, from συλλαμβανω, to comprehend; συν, and λαμβανω, to take.]

  1. A letter, or a combination of letters, uttered together, or at a single effort or impulse of the voice. A vowel may form a syllable by itself, as a, the definitive, or in amen; e in even; o in over, and the like. A syllable may also be formed of a vowel and one consonant, as in go, do, in, at; or a syllable may be formed by a vowel with two articulations, one preceding, the other following it, as in can, but, tun; or a syllable may consist of a combination of consonants, with one vowel or diphthong, as strong, short, camp, voice. A syllable sometimes forms a word, and is then significant, as, in go, run, write, sun, moon. In other cases, a syllable is merely a part of a word, and by itself is not significant. Thus ac, in active, has no signification. At least one vowel or open sound is essential to the formation of a syllable; hence in every word there most be as many syllables as there are single vowels, or single vowels and diphthongs. A word is called according to the number of syllables it contains, viz. Monosyllable, a word of one syllable. Dissyllable, a word of two syllables. Trisyllable, a word of three syllables. Polysyllable, a word of many syllables.
  2. A small part of a sentence or discourse; something very concise. This account contains not a syllable of truth. Before a syllable of the law of God was written. – Hooker.

SYL'LA-BLE, v.t.

To utter; to articulate. [Not used.] – Milton.


Syl"la*ble
  1. An elementary sound, or a combination of elementary sounds, uttered together, or with a single effort or impulse of the voice, and constituting a word or a part of a word. In other terms, it is a vowel or a diphtong, either by itself or flanked by one or more consonants, the whole produced by a single impulse or utterance. One of the liquids, l, m, n, may fill the place of a vowel in a syllable. Adjoining syllables in a word or phrase need not to be marked off by a pause, but only by such an abatement and renewal, or reënforcement, of the stress as to give the feeling of separate impulses. See Guide to Pronunciation, 𨵫.
  2. To pronounce the syllables of; to utter; to articulate.

    Milton.
  3. In writing and printing, a part of a word, separated from the rest, and capable of being pronounced by a single impulse of the voice. It may or may not correspond to a syllable in the spoken language.

    Withouten vice [i. e. mistake] of syllable or letter. Chaucer.

  4. A small part of a sentence or discourse; anything concise or short; a particle.

    Before any syllable of the law of God was written. Hooker.

    Who dare speak
    One syllable against him?
    Shak.

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Syllable

SYL'LABLE, noun [Latin syllaba; Gr. to comprehend, and to take.]

1. A letter, or a combination of letters, uttered together, or at a single effort or impulse of the voice. A vowel may form a syllable by itself, as a, the definitive, or in amen; e in even; o in over, and the like. A syllable may also be formed of a vowel and one consonant, as in go, do, in, at; or a syllable may be formed by a vowel with two articulations, one preceding, the other following it, as in can, but, tun; or a syllable may consist of a combination of consonants, with one vowel or diphthong, as strong, short, camp, voice.

A syllable sometimes forms a word, and is then significant, as in go, run, write, sun, moon. In other cases, a syllable is merely part of a word, and by itself is not significant. Thus ac, in active, has no signification.

At least one vowel or open sound is essential to the formation of a syllable; hence in every word there must be as many syllables as there are single vowels, or single vowels and diphthongs. A word is called according to the number of syllables it contains, viz.

Monosyllable, a word of one syllable

Dissyllable, a word of two syllables.

Trisyllable, a word of three syllables.

Polysyllable, a word of many syllables.

2. A small part of a sentence or discourse; something very concise. This account contains not a syllable of truth.

Before a syllable of the law of God was written.

SYL'LABLE, verb transitive To utter; to articulate. [Not used.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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