English edit

Etymology 1 edit

First attested in 1968; formed as syllabificat(ion) +‎ -ing; compare the later syllabificate.

Adjective edit

syllabificating (not comparable)

  1. (nonstandard, rare) That denotes syllabic breaks.
    • 1968, Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Acoustics (Elsevier Pub. Co.), volumes 1–3, page B-156
      A record on one card consists of letter expression as an entry, phonemic expression (with stress mark and syllabificating mark if the word is polysyllabic), and possible functions of the word.

Etymology 2 edit

syllabificate +‎ -ing

Verb edit


  1. present participle and gerund of syllabificate