Say It: \i-ˈlīd\
Part of Speech: verb
Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): to suppress or alter (as a vowel or syllable) by elision.
Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “Eliding the first syllable, and that what she was really saying was ‘police’.” Just After Sunset by Stephen King
Origin: Latin, first used in 1796