- the contraction of two syllables or two vowels into one, especially the contraction of two vowels so as to form a diphthong.
Origin of synaeresis
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Examples from the Web for synaeresis
Diaeresis or synaeresis may usually be employed according to the case.Legends, Tales and Poems
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
- a variant spelling of syneresis