- the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
- (in verse) the omission of a vowel at the end of one word when the next word begins with a vowel, as th'orient.
- an act or instance of eliding or omitting anything.
Origin of elision
Related Words for elisionexclusion, carelessness, lapse, failing, breach, oversight, recession, shrinkage, reduction, decrease, deflation, inadvertence, neglect, skip, lack, slip, chasm, overlook, withholding, preclusion
Examples from the Web for elision
Historical Examples of elision
And when this Elision is proper, and when not, the Ear is a sufficient Judge.The Preface to the Aeneis of Virgil (1718)
In these English hexameters I have used and advocate the use of Miltonic elision.The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges
Elision marks indicate that parts of this letter are omitted.Benjamin Franklin
Frank Luther Mott
Otsataga, by elision, readily becomes Otstaga, and again Ostaga.The Story of Cooperstown
The elision is not a happy one, and the mere suppression of the "and" does not produce a satisfying line.Memoirs of My Dead Life
- the omission of a syllable or vowel at the beginning or end of a word, esp when a word ending with a vowel is next to one beginning with a vowel
- any omission of a part or parts
Word Origin for elision
1580s, from Latin elisionem (nominative elisio) "a striking out," noun of action from past participle stem of elidere (see elide).