WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Elide
əl-eyed
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, mid-16th century
1

To omit or strike out something

2

In speech or writing, to cut off a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one

Examples of Elide in a sentence

“Poetry is known for its readiness to elide letters and syllables for the sake of rhyme and rhythm.”

“His accent and use of colloquial speech caused him to elide the final letters of many words.”