SYLLABLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SYLLABLE
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syllable
 n.  a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  The divining party again laid their heads together: apparently they could not agree about the word or syllable the scene illustrated.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  Never once in their dialogues did I hear a syllable of regret at the hospitality they had extended to me, or of suspicion of, or aversion to, myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  Not a syllable had ever reached her of Miss Darcy's meditated elopement.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 45
4  to Miss Lydia Bennet, without there being a syllable said of her father, or the place where she lived, or anything.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
5  Its effect was most extraordinary; for on first hearing it, Mrs. Bennet sat quite still, and unable to utter a syllable.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
6  Her features were so sad, they did not seem hers: she evidently regarded what she had heard as every syllable true.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
7  But I was rendered dumb in the middle of the first sentence, by a threat that I should be shown into a room by myself the very next syllable I uttered.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  His imperial majesty spoke often to me, and I returned answers: but neither of us could understand a syllable.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
9  I will take my oath he never dropt a syllable of being tired of her, or of wishing to marry Miss Morton, or any thing like it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38
10  She caught every syllable with panting eagerness; her hand, unknowingly to herself, closely pressed her sister's, and tears covered her cheeks.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46
11  We interchanged that confidence without shaping a syllable.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
12  At the coach window, as at the dinner-party, he hovered about us without a moment's intermission, like a great vulture: gorging himself on every syllable that I said to Agnes, or Agnes said to me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
13  The otherwise immovable Miss Murdstone laughed contemptuously in one short syllable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
14  "You set off with the mother and you return with the son," he said, articulating each syllable, as though each were a separate favor he was bestowing.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 31
15  It was the idea also, that this same spermaceti was that quickening humor of the Greenland Whale which the first syllable of the word literally expresses.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
Example Sentence:
1  Let me recast this sentence in terms your feeble brain can grasp: in words of one syllable, you are a fool.
2  She dared me in an emphatic voice to rise from that place, or utter one syllable during the remainder of the day.
3  Accent the word "woman"on the first syllable.
4  Put the stress on the second syllable.
5  Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time.