Is “Really” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Really is three syllables.
  • Why is really 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
    • Really divided into syllables: re-al-ly
      • The "e" and the "a" each have a unique vowel sound.
    • Really pronounced: ree-al-lee
    • The three vowel sounds are:
      • E sound that comes from "ree"
      • A sound that comes from "al
      • E sound that comes from "lee"

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