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Synaloepha

Synaloepha (sin-a-lif’-a): Omitting one of two vowels which occur together at the end of one word and the beginning of another. A contraction of neighboring syllables. A kind of metaplasm.

Let’s all go ‘nside th’ atrium.

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