prodelision

noun
prod·​e·​li·​sion | \ ˌprädᵊlˈizhən \
plural -s

Definition of prodelision

: elision of the initial vowel of a word Latin bonum'st for bonum est is an example of prodelision

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History and Etymology for prodelision

Latin prod- (variant of pro- before) + English elision

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“Prodelision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prodelision. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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