haplology

[ hap-lol-uh-jee ]
/ hæpˈlɒl ə dʒi /

noun Linguistics.

the omission of one of two similar adjacent syllables or sounds in a word, as in substituting morphonemic for morphophonemic or in the pronunciation [prob-lee] /ˈprɒb li/ for probably.

Nearby words

  1. haplography,
  2. haplogroup,
  3. haploid,
  4. haploidy,
  5. haplologic,
  6. haplont,
  7. haplophase,
  8. haplopia,
  9. haplorhine,
  10. haploscope

Origin of haplology


Related formshap·lo·log·ic [hap-luh-loj-ik] /ˌhæp ləˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for haplology

haplology

/ (hæpˈlɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

omission of a repeated occurrence of a sound or syllable in fluent speech, as for example in the pronunciation of library as (ˈlaɪbrɪ)
Derived Formshaplologic (ˌhæpləˈlɒdʒɪk), adjective

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Word Origin and History for haplology

haplology

n.

1895; see haplo- + -logy.

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