SyllableWordsNET

A comprehensive database of all the words
and their syllables.


What is a Syllable?


A syllable in a word is when the sound of a vowel (A, E, I, O, U) that is formed while pronouncing the letters A, E, I, O, U, or Y. The letter "Y" for example is a vowel only if it creates an A, E, I, O, or U sound. examples: fry, try, cry, dry

Everytime that you hear the sound of a vowel, if you count them, it is the number of syllables that are part in a word. In case that two (or more) vowels are next to each other, the number of syllables depends on the number of vowel sounds. examples: free (1 syllable), eat (1 syllable), bio (2 syllables)

If a vowel is silent, it is not counted as a syllable. example: fire (1 syllable) Does the word end with "le" or "les?" This is a syllable if the letter before the "le" is a consonant.