Hiatuses
Hiatus Hi*a"tus, n.; pl. L. {Hiatus}, E. {Hiatuses}. [L., fr. hiare, hiatum, to gape; akin to E. yawn. See {Yawn}.] 1. An opening; an aperture; a gap; a chasm; esp., a defect in a manuscript, where some part is lost or effaced; a space where something is wanting; a break. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) The concurrence of two vowels in two successive words or syllables. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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