Meaning of elision


Pronunciation: (i-lizh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
  2. (in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th'orient.
  3. an act or instance of eliding or omitting anything.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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