noun (plural crases /-siːz/)Phonetics
A contraction of two adjacent vowels into one long vowel or diphthong, for example the reduction of words in ancient Greek from three syllables to two.
More example sentences
- In some cases analogous to crasis two simple tags best describe a single Greek word.
mid 16th century (as a medical term denoting the blending of physical qualities giving rise to a particular state of health): from Greek krasis 'mixture'.