synecphonesis

noun
syn·​ec·​pho·​ne·​sis | \ ˌsiˌnekfəˈnēsə̇s, sə̇ˌn- \
plural synechphoneses\ -​ēˌsēz \

Definition of synecphonesis

: contraction of two syllables into one : synizesis, syneresis

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Synecphonesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synecphonesis. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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