Is “Watermelon” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Watermelon is four syllables.
  • Why is watermelon 4 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
    • Watermelon divided into syllables: wa-ter-mel-on
    • Watermelon pronounced: wah-ter-mel-on
    • The four vowel sounds are:
      • A sound that comes from "wah"
      • E sound that comes from "ter"
      • E sound that comes from "mel"
      • O sound that comes from "on"

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