Apocope


Apocope (a-pok’-o-pe): Omitting a letter or syllable at the end of a word. A kind of metaplasm.

Letter t omitted: He was an hon-es nuisance!

Final syllable cle omitted: He could bi-cy from here to outer space on that old ten-speed!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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