Definitions for apocopeəˈpɒk əˌpi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•poc•o•peəˈpɒk əˌpi(n.)

  1. the loss or omission of one or more letters or sounds at the end of a word.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of apocope:

1585–95; < LL < Gk apokopḗ, <apokóptein to cut off =apo-apo - +kóptein to cut

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apocope(noun)

    abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds

    "the British get `pud' from `pudding' by apocope"


  1. apocope(Noun)

    The loss or omission of a sound or syllable from the end of a word.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apocope(noun)

    the cutting off, or omission, of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word

  2. Apocope(noun)

    a cutting off; abscission


  1. Apocope

    In phonology, apocope is the loss of one or more sounds from the end of a word, and especially the loss of an unstressed vowel.


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