- A closed syllable is a syllable that ends with a consonant. The words fan, am, and left have closed syllables.
Multisyllabic words have closed syllables too. For example, a two-syllable word with the vowel-consonant-consonant-vowel pattern may have one or two closed syllables. You can divide the word by syllables between the two consonants.
- A two-syllable word can also have the vowel-consonant/vowel pattern, or VC/V.
river—riv er cover—cov er
robin—rob in planet—plan et
swallow—swal low hotdog—hot dog
happen—hap pen problem—prob lem
When you are ready, follow the link below to practice identifying closed syllables.