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eclipsis

noun linguistics
  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
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Examples from the Web for eclipsis

Historical Examples

  • It will be observed that the Irish eclipsis is only partially recognised by the Dean.

    Dean of Lismore's Book

    Various

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