Definition of elide verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

elide

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//iˈlaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈlaɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elide
BrE BrE//iˈlaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈlaɪd//
 
he / she / it elides
BrE BrE//iˈlaɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈlaɪdz//
 
past simple elided
BrE BrE//iˈlaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈlaɪdɪd//
 
past participle elided
BrE BrE//iˈlaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈlaɪdɪd//
 
-ing form eliding
BrE BrE//iˈlaɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈlaɪdɪŋ//
 
Phonetics
 
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elide something (phonetics) 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 Wordfindercluster, consonant, diphthong, elide, intonation, phonetics, pronunciation, stress, tone, voiced See related entries: Phonetics Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘annul’, chiefly as a Scots legal term): from Latin elidere ‘crush out’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + laedere ‘to dash’.
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