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a syllable: a single beat of speech (for example, 'tree' contains one, 'table' contains two, and 'beautiful' contains three)
- "His many tasks involve everything from chemical experimentation to intense brainstorming sessions, during which he lies prostrate on a bed of needles and repeats a string of incomprehensible syllables, often for hours at a time."
- "Icarus : As a precautionary measure, I have also made several copies, which are arranged either chronologically, according to the number of syllables in the file name, and cross-referenced using the Dewey decimal system."
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