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  1. aphesis

    • IPA[ˈafɪsɪs]

    英式

    • n.
      the gradual loss of an unstressed vowel at the beginning of a word (e.g. of e from esquire to form squire).
    • noun: aphesis

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    • IPA[ˈafəsəs]

    美式

    • n.
      the loss of an unstressed vowel at the beginning of a word (e.g., of a from around to form round).

    Oxford American Dictionary