Definition of elision noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈlɪʒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlɪʒn//
[uncountable, countable] (phonetics) Phonetics
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the act of leaving out the sound of part of a word when you are pronouncing it, as in we’ll, don’t and let’s see also elide See related entries: Phonetics Word Originlate 16th cent.: from late Latin elisio(n-), from Latin elidere ‘crush out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + laedere ‘to dash’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elision