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addaword.gifdefinition of haplology

noun
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 10:09:00
Definition of haplology from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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