Is “Alligator” Three Syllables or Four?

  • Alligator is four syllables.
  • Why is alligator 4 syllables?
    • A syllable is the sound of a vowel that is created when pronouncing an A, E, I, O, U, or Y.
      • read the full definition of a syllable: here
    • Alligator divided into syllables: al-li-ga-tor
    • Alligator pronounced: a-li-gey-tor
    • The four vowel sounds are:
      • A sound that comes from "A"
      • I sound that comes from "li"
      • E sound that comes from "gey"
      • O sound that comes from "tor"

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