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Related to elide: elision, Elidel
tr.v. e·lid·ed, e·lid·ing, e·lides
a. To omit or slur over (a syllable, for example) in pronunciation.
b. To strike out (something written).
a. To eliminate or leave out of consideration.
b. To cut short; abridge.
[Latin ēlīdere, to strike out : ē-, ex-, ex- + laedere, to strike.]
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics to undergo or cause to undergo elision
[C16: from Latin ēlīdere to knock, from laedere to hit, wound]
v.t. e•lid•ed, e•lid•ing.
1. to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation.
2. to abridge.
3. to delete (a written word or passage).
4. to ignore; pass over.
[1585–95; < Latin ēlīdere to crush, knock out, elide =ē- e- + -līdere, comb. form of laedere to injure]
Past participle: elided
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|Verb||1.||elide - leave or strike out; "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"|
drop - omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; " New Englanders drop their post-vocalic r's"