- 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 elided
Historical Examples of elided
The vowel is elided in some cases, and coalesces with another vowel in others.A Handbook of the Cornish Language
The -e in fairest-e is not elided; neither is the -e in wist-e in l. 745.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
The final e in fled-de is not elided, owing to the pause after it.
But even in the matter of elided consonants American is not always the conservator.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
At times a vowel is elided; or rather but faintly touched by the voice.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari
James S. De Benneville
- phonetics to undergo or cause to undergo elision
Word Origin 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.