Definition of elision
1a : the use of a speech form that lacks a final or initial sound which a variant speech form has (such as 's instead of is in there's)b : the omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable in a verse to achieve a uniform metrical pattern
2 : the act or an instance of omitting something : omission
Examples of elision in a Sentence
unfortunately, when the book was condensed, some of the elisions rendered major plot developments incomprehensible
Recent Examples of elision from the Web
This elision strengthens rather than weakens the film's central theme of faith.
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Origin and Etymology of elision
Late Latin elision-, elisio, from Latin elidere
First Known Use: 1581See Words from the same year
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