a rare word for ellipsis (def. 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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Examples from the Web for eclipsis
Historical Examples of eclipsis
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.