How Many Syllables Are In The Word "Wild"?Albert Burneko9/07/16 3:57pm3396EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkHelp me out, here. I say it has one syllable. That is how I pronounce it: wīld. One vowel sound. The l is a consonant; it does not get a discrete uh to announce its arrival. The Oxford English Dictionary agrees with me.