Is “Crocodile” Three Syllables or Four?

  • Crocodile is three syllables.
  • Why is crocodile 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
    • Crocodile divided into syllables: croc-o-dile
      • The last "e" is silent
    • Crocodile pronounced: krok-uh-dahyl
    • The three vowel sounds are:
      • O sound that comes from "krok"
      • U sound that comes from "uh"
      • I sound that comes from "dahylh"

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Orange” became the term for
a fruit in the 13th century.
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