E*li"sion (?), n. [L. elisio, fr. elidere, elisum, to strike out: cf. F. 'elision. See Elide.]
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.
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