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English noun: syncope

1. syncope (event) a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain


Synonymsdeliquium, faint, swoon


Broader (hypernym)loss of consciousness

2. syncope (communication) (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')


Synonymssyncopation


Broader (hypernym)articulation


Domain categoryphonemics, phonology









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