LL., from Gr. ÏÏ
Î³ÎºÎ¿ÏÎ·, from ÏÏ
Î½â + ÎºÎ¿ÏÏÎµÎ¹Î½ âstrike, cut offâ.
- A loss of consciousness when someone faints, a swoon.
#:*1973: the rapidly-whitening face, the miserable fixed smile, meant a syncope within the next few bars. â Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
- A way of making a word shorter by leaving out sounds or letters in the middle of it, for example by changing cannot to can't.