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loss or omission of the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.
Historical Examples

For it is easy to show that with regard to syncope, apocope, elision, and slurring they are treated quite in the same way.
A History of English Versification Jakob Schipper

Does not the final ‘y’ of ‘tawny’ suppose an apostrophe and apocope?
The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) Frederic G. Kenyon

You will understand that it has one, when I tell you that we have here a very curious case of apocope.
Atlantida Pierre Benoit

omission of the final sound or sounds of a word


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