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Meaning of synaloepha

syn•a•loe•pha

Pronunciation: (sin"l-ē'fu), [key]
— n.
  1. the blending of two successive vowels into one, esp. the coalescence of a vowel at the end of one word with a vowel at the beginning of the next.
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