noun hy·phaer·e·sis \hīˈferəsə̇s, especially British -ˈfi(ə)r-\

Definition of hyphaeresis



  1. :  the omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from the body of a word — compare syncope 2a

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Origin and Etymology of hyphaeresis

Greek hyphairesis, from hyphairein to take from under, subtract, from hypo- + hairein to take — more at heresy

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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