plural synechphoneses
: contraction of two syllables into one : synizesis, syneresis

Word History


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

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“Synecphonesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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