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, th' army, for the army. [Written also {synal[oe]pha}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • synaloepha — or synalepha [sin΄ə lē′fə] n. [L synaloepha < Gr synaloiphē, lit., a melting together < syn , together + aleiphein, to smear, anoint, akin to lipos, fat: see LIPO ] the contraction into one syllable of two adjacent vowels, usually by… …   English World dictionary

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

  • synaloepha — См. sìnalefe …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • synaloepha — /sin l ee feuh/, n. 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. Also, synalepha, synalephe /sin l ee fee/. [1530 40; < NL < Gk synaloiphé,… …   Universalium

  • synaloepha — syn·a·loe·pha …   English syllables

  • synaloepha — syn•a•loe•pha or syn•a•le•pha [[t]ˌsɪn lˈi fə[/t]] n. phn 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 • Etymology: 1530–40; < NL < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • synaloepha — /sɪnəˈlifə/ (say sinuh leefuh) noun the blending of two successive vowels into one. Also, synalepha. {Latin, from Greek synaloiphē} …   Australian English dictionary

  • synaloepha —   n. contraction of two syllables into one by omission of vowel …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • synaloepha — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sinalefa — (Del lat. synaloepha < gr. synaloiphe < synaleipho, mezclar.) ► sustantivo femenino POESÍA Cómputo en una sola sílaba de la vocal o vocales finales de una palabra con la vocal o vocales iniciales de la palabra siguiente. * * * sinalefa (del …   Enciclopedia Universal

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