Friday, 3 February 2012

Entry:    apocopes (n.)

In context:  Difficult to include this one without giving away a bit much, so I’ll take a pass.

Definition:  The cutting off or omission of the last letter or syllable of a word.

Other:    Awesome!  Here is a case where you’ve probably notice somethin’, but not had the foggiest idea what it’s called.  Apocope.

SNOOT score:   4

Page:   57

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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