Is “Elephant” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Elephant is three syllables.
  • Why is elephant 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
    • Elephant divided into syllables: el-e-phant
    • Elephant pronounced: el-ef-ant
    • The three vowel sounds are:
      • E sound that comes from "el"
      • E sound that comes from "ef"
      • A sound that comes from "ant"

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