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elison


elison


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elison  \E*li"son\,  n.  [L.  elisio,  fr  elidere  elisum  to  strike 
  out:  cf  F.  ['e]lision.  See  {Elide}.] 
  1.  Division;  separation.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  The  cutting  off  or  suppression  of  a  vowel  or 
  syllable,  for  the  sake  of  meter  or  euphony;  esp.,  in 
  poetry,  the  dropping  of  a  final  vowel  standing  before  an 
  initial  vowel  in  the  following  word  when  the  two  words 
  are  drawn  together.