Definition of lipography in English:

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Pronunciation: /lɪˈpɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun] Linguistics
The omission of a letter or syllable in writing.
Example sentences
  • Some writers have taken lipography to extremes.
  • The second 'sit' having dropped out by lipography, descensurus was altered to descensurum.
  • Erroneous omissions are few and short and can generally be ascribed to lipography.


Late 19th century: from Greek lip- (stem of leipein 'to leave (out)') + -o- + -graphy.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: lip|og¦raphy

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