syncope

Part of speech: noun

The dropping of a vowel or syllable from the midst of a word.

Part of speech: noun

Sudden faintness.

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Usage examples "syncope":

  1. This singular syncope of the waters lasted all the day, and night closed over the strange scene. - "The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts", George W. Holley.
  2. Nervous agitation, excitement, even faintness or actual syncope, are not unusual accompaniments of the effort on the part of the person so willed, circumstances which at least show the unusual character of the performance and also the necessity for caution in conducting it. - "Telepathy and the Subliminal Self", R. Osgood Mason.
  3. There was not a scratch on the lad; the tiger had never touched him; the doctor said he had died of syncope caused by fright. - "The Honour of the Flag", W. Clark Russell.