apocope
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /əˈpɒ.kə.pi/
Noun

apocope (plural apocopes)

  1. (phonetics, prosody, narrow sense) The loss or omission of the last vowel in a word, together with any consonants that follow it.
    Coordinate terms: apheresis#English|apheresis, paragoge#English|paragoge, syncope#English|syncope
  2. (loosely) The loss or omission of a sound or syllable from the end of a word.
    Antonyms: procope
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