Is “Unicorn” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Unicorn is three syllables.
  • Why is unicorn 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
    • Unicorn divided into syllables: u-ni-corn
    • Unicorn pronounced: yoo-nuh-korn
    • The three vowel sounds are:
      • OO sound that comes from "yoo"
      • U sound that comes from "nuh"
      • O sound that comes from "korn"

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