Is “Squirrel” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Squirrel is two syllables.
  • Why is squirrel 2 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
    • Squirrel divided into syllables: squir-rel
    • Squirrel pronounced: skwer-el
    • The two vowel sounds are:
      • E sound that comes from "skwer"
      • E sound that comes from "el"

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Only 2 months have 4 syllables:
January and February
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