synalepha

synaloepha

/ (ˌsɪnəˈliːfə) /

noun

linguistics vowel elision, esp as it arises when one word ends in a vowel and the following word begins with one

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Word Origin for synalepha

C16: from Late Latin synaloepha, from Greek sunaliphē, from syn- + aleiphein to melt, smear
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