allegro form


Definition of allegro form

: a linguistic form shortened as a result of frequent occurrence in rapid speech (as Miss for Mistress)

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First Known Use of allegro form

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of allegro form was in 1896

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“Allegro form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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