Syn`a*le"pha (?), n. [NL., fr. L. synaloepha, Gr. , from to melt together; with + to besmear.] Gram.

A contraction of syllables by suppressing some vowel or diphthong at the end of a word, before another vowel or diphthong; as, th' army, for the army.

[Written also synalepha.]


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Syn`a*le"pha (?), n. [L.]

Same as Synalepha.


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