Is “Beautiful” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Beautiful is three syllables.
  • Why is beautiful 3 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
    • Beautiful divided into syllables: beau-ti-ful
      • The "e" and "a" are silent.
    • Beautiful pronounced: byoo-tu-full
    • The three vowel sounds are:
      • OO sound that comes from "byoo"
      • U sound that comes from "tu"
      • U sound that comes from "full"

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