Ecthlipsis definition

(linguistics, Latin prosody) The dropping out or suppression from a word of a consonant, with or without a vowel.
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(linguistics, Latin prosody) The elision of a final m, with the preceding vowel, before a word beginning with a vowel.
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Noun

Singular:
ecthlipsis
Plural:
ecthlipses

Origin of ecthlipsis

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek, to squeeze out.

    From Wiktionary