[ ih-lahyd ]
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verb (used with object),e·lid·ed, e·lid·ing.
  1. to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation.

  2. to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over.

  1. Law. to annul or quash.

Origin of elide

First recorded in 1530–50; from Latin ēlīdere “to strike out,” equivalent to ē- “out, out of; away” + -līdere, combining form of laedere “to wound”; see e-1

Other words from elide

  • un·e·lid·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for elide


/ (ɪˈlaɪd) /

  1. phonetics to undergo or cause to undergo elision

Origin of elide

C16: from Latin ēlīdere to knock, from laedere to hit, wound

Derived forms of elide

  • elidible, adjective

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