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noun (linguistics)
a rare word for ellipsis (sense 1)
(in Gaelic) phonetic change of an initial consonant under the influence of a preceding word. Unvoiced plosives become voiced, while voiced plosives are changed to nasals
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  • It will be observed that the Irish eclipsis is only partially recognised by the Dean.

  • It will be again observed that the eclipsis is only partially recognised.

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