What is a syllable?
Words can be broken down into different sounds, like bicycle is spoken bi-cy-cle. Each of these different sounds is called a syllable. Every syllable has at least one vowel.
Words with one syllable are:
Car, hen, dig, go
Words with two syllables are:
Cray-on, mon-key, tea-cher, rab-bit, dol-phin
Words with more syllables are:
Mag-a-zine (3), no-vem-ber(3), ham-bur-ger(3), su-per-mar-ket(4)
Breaking a word down into syllables often makes it easier to spell.
How many syllables have the following words?
sea, wave, boat, harbour,