Closed syllable

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A closed syllable is a syllable which is closed by (a) consonant(s). A syllable which is not closed is an open syllable. The rhyme of a closed syllable branches: besides the nucleus (or peak), it also contains a coda. The English words cat [kat], mice [maɪs], and tent [tent] exemplify closed syllables.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

Other languages

German geschlossene Silbe
French syllabe entravée