- the blending of two successive vowels into one, especially the coalescence of a vowel at the end of one word with a vowel at the beginning of the next.
Origin of synaloepha
Examples from the Web for synalepha
Historical Examples of synalepha
Synalepha occurs when the final vowel of the first word is accented.
Synalepha takes place between two contiguous unaccented vowels belonging to separate words.
Synalepha may join into a single syllable two, three, four, and even five vowels.
In the above-mentioned case, the phrase de^oro is usually joined by synalepha.
But synalepha may occur in combinations of vowels in which syneresis would be impossible.Modern Spanish Lyrics
- linguistics vowel elision, esp as it arises when one word ends in a vowel and the following word begins with one