Pronunciation: (sin"l-ē'fu), [key]
the blending of two successive vowels into one, esp. the coalescence of a vowel at the end of one word with a vowel at the beginning of the next. Also,syn"a•le'pha,syn•a•le•phePronunciation: (sin"l-ē'fē). [key]
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