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synizesis

noun syn·i·ze·sis \ˌsi-nə-ˈzē-səs\

Definition of SYNIZESIS

:  contraction of two syllables into one by uniting in pronunciation two adjacent vowels
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Origin of SYNIZESIS

Late Latin, from Greek synizēsis, from synizein to sit down together, collapse, blend, from syn- + hizein to sit down; akin to Latin sidere to sit down — more at subside
First Known Use: 1846

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