From the Word Wizard Club...
March 3, 2014

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syllable

Which Means:

In a word, a block of sound that has a vowel in it.

As In:

Image How many syllables are in the word 'syllable'?

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Three! Also notice that Y has a short I sound.

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myth

Which Means:

A traditional or well-known story with a hero.

As In:

Image The myth of Medusa tells of a female monster with snakes for hair and whose gaze would turn people into stone.

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Here the Y has a short I sound.

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physical

Which Means:

Having to do with the body and not the mind, feelings, or spirit.

As In:

Image The patient went to physical therapy to regain strength in his body.

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PH has an F sound in 'physical'.

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pry

Which Means:

To open something by using the force of a lever, or to get information out of someone.

As In:

Image Use the hammer claw to pry the nail out!

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The Y in 'pry' has a long I sound.

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hymn

Which Means:

A song that praises or honors God or a country.

As In:

Image The choir sang the hymn together.

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Hymn has the short I sound spelled with a Y.

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