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Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: elidere 'to strike out', from laedere 'to hurt by striking'

elide

verb
     
e‧lide [transitive] technical
SL to leave out the sound of a letter or of a part of a word:
Most English speakers elide the first 'd' in 'Wednesday.'
elision noun [uncountable and countable]
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