synecphonesis

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

Definition of synecphonesis

plural synechphoneses \-ēˌsēz\
: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


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