- to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation.
- to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.
- Law. to annul or quash.
Origin of elide
Examples from the Web for elide
Worst of all, they elide the obvious point that all revolts fluctuate between periods of progress and regression.Defeating the Arab Spring Syndrome of Self-Defeat
October 15, 2013
What seems to elide both is that the United States is no longer the axis around which the global economy revolves.America's Corporate Tax Fiasco
May 31, 2011
Why elide the fact that Sarah Palin is a darling of Fox News, the highest-rated cable-news network in America?Sarah Palin's Media Mafia
July 8, 2009
And 'accompaning' still needs to elide the second 'a' to fit the metre.Accolon of Gaul
Madison J. Cawein
I call it unchivalrous because it has been known to elide eulogies of enemy decency and enemy valour.The Better Germany in War Time
Hence there is no need to elide a vowel at the caesura; it must therefore be sounded clearly.
As described in the end notes, ellipses occasionally are used typographically to elide names.Biographia Epistolaris Volume 2
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Would it not be possible for the more delicate readers of my otherwise inoffensive narrative to elide the word?The Cruise of the Shining Light
- phonetics to undergo or cause to undergo elision
Word Origin and History for elide
1590s, a legal term, "to annul, do away with," from Middle French elider (16c.), from Latin elidere "strike out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -lidere, comb. form of laedere "to strike." Phonological sense is first recorded 1796. Related: Elided; eliding.