verb (used with object), e·lid·ed, e·lid·ing.
Origin of elide
Examples from the Web for elided
The "elles" here would not scan but for the elided "e" in "souv'raine" at the end of the line.Avril|H. Belloc
The final e in sinne must not be elided; it is preserved by the caesura.
Hadde, possessed; as hadde is here emphatic, the final e is not elided.
But even in the matter of elided consonants American is not always the conservator.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
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)|Geoffrey Chaucer
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.