closed syllable

closed syllable
closed syllable noun (phonetics)
One ending in a consonant
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closed syllable UK US noun [countable] [singular closed syllable plural closed syllables] linguistics
a syllable that has a consonant at its end
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closed syllable,
a syllable that ends in a consonant sound. Example: can- in candy.

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ˈclosed syllable 7 [closed syllable] noun (phonetics)
a syllable which ends with a consonant, for example sit

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