What is a Syllable?
A syllable is a single unit of written or spoken word, an unbroken sound used to make up words.
Examples of Syllables:
One-syllable words known as monosyllabic:
Cat, dog, car, sky.
Two-syllable words known as disyllabic:
Ho-tel, Po-em, Chor-us.
Three-syllable words known as trisyllabic:
Beau-ti-ful, met-a-phor, po-e-try.
Four-syllable words known as polysyllabic:
Syllables are used in poetry to give Rhythm and depth to sentences.
Why don't you try writing a poem using syllables and enter it into one of our Poetry Competitions.