Elison E*li"son, n. [L. elisio, fr. elidere, elisum, to strike out: cf. F. ['e]lision. See {Elide}.] 1. Division; separation. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) The cutting off or suppression of a vowel or syllable, for the sake of meter or euphony; esp., in poetry, the dropping of a final vowel standing before an initial vowel in the following word, when the two words are drawn together. [1913 Webster]

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