noun syn·ec·pho·ne·sis \ˌsiˌnekfəˈnēsə̇s, sə̇ˌn-\

Definition of synecphonesis



  1. :  contraction of two syllables into one :  synizesis, syneresis

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Origin and Etymology of synecphonesis

New Latin, from Greek synekphōnēsis, from synekphōnein to utter together (from syn- + ekphōnein to utter, pronounce, from ek, ex out of, from + phōnein to speak, utter, from phōnē sound, voice) + -sis — more at ex-, ban

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a trip made at another's expense

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