haplology - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    leaving out a repeated syllable in a word, for example saying 'itinery' instead of 'itinerary'

    Anglaland has two 'la' syllables side by side, but haplology has reduced them to one and given us the name England.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/04/2013