In phonology, apocope (/əˈpɒkəpi/[1][2]) is the loss (elision) of a word-final vowel. In a broader sense, it can refer to the loss of any final sound (including consonants) from a word.[3]

  1. ^ "Apocope". Oxford Dictionaries UK English Dictionary. Oxford University Press.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Apocope". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  3. ^ Campbell, Lyle (2007). Glossary of Historical Linguistics. Edinburgh University Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-7486-3019-6.

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