Aug 16, 2010

WORD OF THE WEEK: Syllabification

Summary: Tired of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? What about anti-disestablishmentarianism? Let's learn some new long words today!

Here's a fun word (I think) that's not only silly-sounding and fun to say, but also is about word play by definition. And on top of that, it's--appropriately--got a heck of a lot of syllables.

Syllabification (SIL - eh - beh - feh - KAY - shun) - n. The act/process/method of forming or dividing words into syllables. Originated in the 15th century from the Latin syllaba. Also: syllabication. (Although syllabication means exactly the same thing, I like today's WOW word, simply because-- go figure --it has one more syllable!)

Let's syllabify, or syllabicate, this word. Shall we?

Syl / la / bi / fi / ca / tion has six syllables. Neat! So, tell me: What's your favorite multi-syllable word?

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