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elide

e·lide

elide

 
 
pronunciation:
laId
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: elided, elides, eliding
definition 1: to leave out or slur, as a syllable or letter, in pronunciation.
Some people elide the first 'r' in the word "library."
similar words:
slur
definition 2: to pass over, ignore, or suppress.
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The word elide contains the following part:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.