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See definition of elision on Dictionary.com
  • as incontraction
  • as inomission

synonyms for elision

  • decrease
  • deflation
  • recession
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • abbreviation
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • condensation
  • condensing
  • confinement
  • constriction
  • curtailment
  • diminution
  • dwindling
  • evaporation
  • lessening
  • narrowing
  • omission
  • receding
  • reducing
  • shrinking
  • tightening
  • withdrawal
  • abbreviating
  • confining
  • curtailing
  • cutting down
  • decreasing
  • deflating
  • diminishing
  • drawing together
  • evaporating
  • omitting
  • tensing
  • withdrawing
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antonyms for elision

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  • enlargement
  • increase
  • expansion
  • opening
  • amplification
  • dilation
  • extension
  • lengthening
  • spread
  • stretch
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How to use elision in a sentence

We must here read 'hold-e,' without elision of final e, which is preserved by the csura.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Or read: 'That mad her to slepe sone'; without elision of e in made (Koch).
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Note that there is no elision with entre except in compound verbs (entr'ouvrir, etc.).
CONTES FRANAISDOUGLAS LABAREE BUFFUM
For ce qui arrivera, notice the incorrect use of que as subject (no elision would occur with qui).
CONTES FRANAISDOUGLAS LABAREE BUFFUM
What has been said about syncope applies also to the relative spheres of elision and hiatus.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 1130-1250: PART II: NOTESVARIOUS
Such is the origin of the term Chicago,  which is a derivative, by elision and French annotation, from the word Chi-kaug-ong.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
Before a vowel, the final -e could suffer elision, which reduced the form to lov'd' (luvd).
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The general rules for elision and the slurring of light syllables are given above, in  67.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Notice some examples where the caesura necessarily preserves a final -e from elision, as in B 3989; where tal-e occurs before al.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
But it is necessary to add a few words as regards his system of accentuation, elision, contraction, and other noteworthy points.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
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WORDS RELATED TO ELISION

  • abbreviating
  • abbreviation
  • abridgment
  • compression
  • condensation
  • condensing
  • confinement
  • confining
  • constriction
  • curtailing
  • curtailment
  • cutting down
  • decrease
  • decreasing
  • deflating
  • deflation
  • diminishing
  • diminution
  • drawing together
  • dwindling
  • elision
  • evaporating
  • evaporation
  • lessening
  • narrowing
  • omission
  • omitting
  • receding
  • recession
  • reducing
  • reduction
  • shrinkage
  • shrinking
  • tensing
  • tightening
  • withdrawal
  • withdrawing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.