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Synalepha Definition

Type of elision where two adjacent vowels occur and one is suppressed e.g. 'And strike to dust th' imperial tow'rs of Troy' by Pope.


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\Syn`a*le"pha\, n. [NL., fr. L. synaloepha, Gr. ?, from ? to melt together; sy`n with + ? to besmear.] (Gram.) A contraction of syllables by suppressing some vowel or diphthong at the end of a word, before another vowel or diphthong; as, th' army, for the army. [Written also {synal[oe]pha}.]

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