syllable

A unit of spoken language consisting of a vowel, usually with one or more consonant sounds preceding and/or following it; v, vc, cv, cvc, ccvc, etc. (i.e., v = vowel c = consonant.)

Definition reprinted with permission from Hood, Stephen B. (editor) available from Stuttering Foundation of America: Stuttering Words (Publication No 2: Speech Foundation of America)

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