I remember reading about a word which had 5 letters and 5 syllables.

As far as I remember it was ‘Chasm’, or something similar, and I remember WolframAlpha saying '5 syllables, no hyphenation'.

Was its hyphenation changed? Or if not, does there exist such a word?

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    Does Mississippi count as having 4 letters and 4 syllables? – jxh May 3 '18 at 17:49
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    @jxh Isn't that 11 letters and 4 syllables? – MalayTheDynamo May 3 '18 at 17:52
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    @MalayTheDynamo: It depends on whether repetition of the same letter is allowed to count as one letter used in the word. I.e., Mississippi is spelled using 4 distinct letters. – jxh May 3 '18 at 17:54
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    @jxh No. That doesn't work. – MalayTheDynamo May 3 '18 at 17:57
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    Hello, Malay. If you check on the type of questions appropriate for ELU by looking at the Help Center, you'll find that, as @tchrist puts it, '[This is unfortunately] off-topic in line with the criteria established by the guidance from Stack Exchange Management about such questions. We are not a ... word-game, crossword-puzzle [and trivia] site; we're a site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English-language enthusiasts.' – Edwin Ashworth May 3 '18 at 19:28

If you want a word that can be spelled using 5 distinct letters and consists of 5 syllables, abracadabra fits the bill, as it is spelled with a, b, c, d, and r.

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