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Definition of elide verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

elide

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪˈlaɪd//
 
elide something (phonetics)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elide
 
he / she / it elides
 
past simple elided
 
-ing form eliding
 
 
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to leave out the sound of part of a word when you are pronouncing it The “t” in “often” may be elided. see also elision
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: elide