Elision slurs

Elision slurs are used to show that two or more syllables or characters are part of the same lyric. Elision slurs are also sometimes used to tell singers not to breathe between the joined lyrics.

Figure 1. A soprano part containing multiple elision slurs

Dorico Pro automatically shows elision slurs in lyrics that contain the underscore character.


You can change the gap between elided syllables, and the corresponding size of elision slurs, in Engraving Options > Lyrics > Spacing.