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haplology


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An error in fluent speech, especially in allegro speech, in pronouncing a word containing a repeated sound or syllable, only one of the repeated sounds or syllables being articulated, as when library is pronounced as if it were written libry or probably as if it were written probly. Also called syncope. Compare elision, haplography. [From Greek haplous single + logos a word]

Subjects: Psychology.


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