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synaloepha

[ sin-l-ee-fuh ]
/ 藢s瑟n l藞i f蓹 /
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noun
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.
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Also syn路a路le路pha, syn路a路le路phe [sin-l-ee-fee]. /藢s瑟n l藞i fi/.

Origin of synaloepha

1530鈥40; <New Latin <Greek synaloiph岣, synaliph岣, equivalent to syn-syn- + aloiph-, aliph- (variant stems of ale铆phein to smear) + -膿 feminine noun suffix
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