1. [ adjective ] not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; (of a consonant sound) accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound as the `n' in `botany' when pronounced `botny'; (of a vowel sound) dominated by other vowel sounds in a syllable
Synonyms: unsyllabic
Related terms: syllabic unsyllabled
2. [ adjective ] (phonology) of liquids and nasals
Synonyms: nonvocalic consonantal
Related terms: vocalic phonology