synalephe

synaloepha

[sin-l-ee-fuh]
noun
the blending of two successive vowels into one, especially the coalescence of a vowel at the end of one word with a vowel at the beginning of the next.
Also, synalepha, synalephe [sin-l-ee-fee] .


Origin:
1530–40; < Neo-Latin < Greek synaloiphḗ, synaliphḗ, equivalent to syn- syn- + aloiph-, aliph- (variant stems of aleíphein to smear) + feminine noun suffix

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