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elision


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The omission of a speech sound that would normally be present, especially in allegro speech, as when the second /t/ sound in the phrase next time is omitted, or when terrific is pronounced as a two-syllable rather than a three-syllable word. Compare haplology. [From Latin elidere to knock + -ion indicating an action, process, or state]

Subjects: Psychology.


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