/ (ɪˈklɪpsɪs) /

  1. a rare word for ellipsis (def. 1)

  2. (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

Words Nearby eclipsis

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How to use eclipsis in a sentence

  • 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.

  • It is termed eclipsis by the Irish grammarians, and is an evidence of a nice attention to euphonia.

    Elements of Gaelic Grammar | Alexander Stewart