variants: or synalepha \ ˌsinəˈlēfə \
Definition of synaloepha
: the blending into one syllable of two vowels of adjacent syllables (as by crasis, synaeresis, synizesis, elision) especially : a contraction of syllables by obscuring or suppressing a vowel or diphthong at the end of a word before another vowel or diphthong (as in th' army, for the army)
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