Examples from the Web for elision
An elision for creepeth; possibly an intermediate etymological state of creeps.
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|George Moore
The lines were recited deliberately, with a distinct pause near the middle of each, at which no elision could take place.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
It should be remembered that let's is really let us, the apostrophe denoting the elision of the u.Every-Day Errors of Speech|L. P. Meredith
For it is easy to show that with regard to syncope, apocope, elision, and slurring they are treated quite in the same way.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
British Dictionary definitions for elision
Word Origin for elision
Word Origin and History for elision
1580s, from Latin elisionem (nominative elisio) "a striking out," noun of action from past participle stem of elidere (see elide).