Aphesis

Entertainment / Literature / Aphesis: Linguistically, the omission of an unaccented syllable from the front of a word. Contrast with the more general rhetorical term, aphaearesis.

Apocope

Entertainment / Literature / Apocope: Deleting a syllable or letter from the end of a word. In The Merchant of Venice, one character says, 'when I ope my lips let no dog bark,' and the last syllable of open falls away into ope before the MORE

Aphaearesis

Entertainment / Literature / Aphaearesis: (also spelled apheresis, pluralaphaeareses, adj. Apheretic): Rhetorically deleting a syllable--unaccented or accented--from the beginning of a word to create a new term or phrasing. For instance, in K MORE

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