an abbreviated form of a multisyllable word; clipped form.
a contraction or abbreviation.
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How to use shortened form in a sentence
Careful speakers pronounce been like bean, not like bin; most speakers, however, use the shortened form in ordinary speech.The Sounds of Spoken English | Walter Rippmann
He may incite to greater devotion by a shortened form of Evening Prayer or by popular Vespers.Our Lady Saint Mary | J. G. H. Barry
The service was a shortened form of evensong, interspersed with many hymns.Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan | Frances Halton Eva Hasell
But at a very early period it was thought that Johns book, for example, was a shortened form of John his book.Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book | C. Alphonso Smith
The “brake-fern” (Pteris aquilina) is the common “bracken,” and is a shortened form of that northern Eng.