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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To leave out the sound of a letter or of a part of a word in pronunciation.

Usage examples (36)
  • The spelling bee contestants were mindful of the ramifications if they were to elide a syllable when repeating a word to the judges.
  • One final point, and one that the cases in the Apprendi line sometimes elide, is that it isn’t just a Sixth Amendment issue.
  • Mike, I want to cheer for you simply because you can use the word "elide" in regular speech.
  • Of things that burrow, elide, spin webs, or creep; for more
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