Synalepha
Synalepha 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}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Synalepha — A synalepha (IPA|/ˌsɪnəˈlifə/, from Greek synaleifein “to smear together”, also synaloepha) is the elision of two syllables into one.Examples:* Apollo s priest to th Argive fleet doth bring (from Homer)Spanish and Italian use the synalepha very… …   Wikipedia

  • synalepha — syn·a·le·pha also syn·a·loe·pha (sĭn ə lēʹfə) n. The blending into one syllable of two successive vowels of adjacent syllables, especially to fit a poetic meter; for example, th elite for the elite.   [New Latin, from Greek sunaloiphē, from… …   Universalium

  • synalepha — noun a) the suppression of a vowel at the end of word when it is followed by another word beginning with a vowel. b) the melding into a single syllable of two vowels from two different syllables …   Wiktionary

  • synalepha — syn·a·le·pha …   English syllables

  • synalepha — noun see synaloepha …   Useful english dictionary

  • synaloepha — Synalepha 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elision — For other uses, see Elision (disambiguation). Elider redirects here. For the fantasy novel, see Elidor. Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …   Wikipedia

  • Syncope (phonetics) — Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …   Wikipedia

  • Synaloepha — Syn a*l[oe] pha, n. [L.] Same as {Synalepha}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meter (poetry) — In poetry, meter (metre in British English) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of… …   Wikipedia

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