Melismatic vs. Syllabic

Melismatic vs. Syllabic — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Melismatic and Syllabic

Melismaticnoun

A passage of multiple notes sung to one syllable of text, as in Gregorian chant.

Syllabicadjective

Of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.

Melismaticadjective

(music) Of, relating to, or being a melisma; the style of singing several notes to one syllable of text.

Syllabicadjective

Pronounced with every syllable distinct.

Syllabicadjective

(Linguistics) Designating a sound that is or can be the most sonorant segment of a syllable, as a vowel or a resonant. In the word riddle (rĭdl), the two syllabic sounds are the (ĭ) and the (l).

Syllabicadjective

Of or being a form of verse based on the number of syllables in a line rather than on the arrangement of accents or quantities.

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Syllabicnoun

A syllabic sound.

Syllabicadjective

Of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.

Syllabicadjective

Pronounced with every syllable distinct.

Syllabicadjective

(linguistics) Designating a sound that is or can be the most sonorant segment of a syllable, as a vowel or a resonant. In the word riddle ([ɹɪdl̩]), the two syllabic sounds are [ɪ] and [l̩].

Syllabicadjective

Of, or being a form of verse, based on the number of syllables in a line rather than on the arrangement of accents or quantities.

Syllabicnoun

(linguistics) A syllabic sound.

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Syllabicadjective

of or relating to syllables;

syllabic accentsyllabic characters each represent a syllable

Syllabicadjective

consisting of or using a syllabary or syllabic characters;

eskimos of the eastern Arctic have a system of syllabic writing

Syllabicadjective

(of verse) having a metric system based on relative duration of syllables;

in typical Greek and Latin verse of the classical period the rhymic system is based on some arrangement of long and short elements

Syllabicadjective

consisting of a syllable or syllables; constituting a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound not accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominating the other vowel sounds in a syllable (as being the first vowel in a falling diphthong);

the syllabic `l' in `riddle' or the syllabic `n' in `botany' when it is pronounced `bot-n-y'the syllabic `o' in `oi'

Syllabicadjective

of liquids and nasals