Complete Definition of "syncope"

English
Etymology
LL., from Gr. συγκοπη, from συν− + κοπτειν ‘strike, cut off’.

Pronunciation
IPA|/'sɪŋkəpi/
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Noun
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  1. 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. — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
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  1. 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.

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