How many syllables are there in the word "world" when pronounced in American English? I know it depends on the speaker but I don't have any specific pronunciation I can show. But generally, most Americans pronounce it as if it is a two syllable word. Like /wə.rəld/. I have heard that the R makes a syllable on its own. Does it happen in the word "world" when pronounced in American English?
Merriam Webster Dictionary gives the transcription \ˈwər(-ə)ld/, it shows two vowels (2 ə) and two vowels often mean two syllables. And if you listen to the pronunciation, it sounds like two syllables.