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A Python package for estimating the number of syllables in a word.

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Syllables: A fast syllable estimator for Python

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Syllables is a fast, simple syllable estimator for Python. It's intended for use in places where speed matters. For situations where accuracy matters, please consider the cmudict Python library instead.


syllables is available on PyPI. Simply install it with pip:

pip install syllables

You can also install it from source:

  $ git clone
  Cloning into 'python-syllables'...

  $ cd python-syllables
  $ python install


Syllables provides a single function, estimate, which estimates the number of syllables in a single word.

>>> import syllables
>>> syllables.estimate('estimate')
>>> syllables.estimate('syllables')


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