Syn*aer"e*sis, Syn*er"e*sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. a taking or drawing together, fr. to take together; with + to take, to grasp. See Syn-, and Heresy.] Gram.

The union, or drawing together into one syllable, of two vowels that are ordinarily separated in syllabification; synecphonesis; -- the opposite of diaeresis.

 

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