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<div class="news_item">#471<div class="news_title">Words of the day: elision and baroque

Posted by dandriff on Sunday September 08, 2013@11:57AM

Elision:


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noun
1. the omission of a sound or syllable when speaking (as in I'm , let's , e ' en ).

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Baroque


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adjective
1. relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterized by ornate detail. In architecture the period is exemplified by the palace of Versailles and by the work of Bernini in Italy. Major composers include Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel; Caravaggio and Rubens are important baroque artists.

noun
1. the baroque style or period.