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Meaning of DIAERESIS

Pronunciation:  dI'erisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound
 

DIAERESIS is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: dieresis, umlaut
 
 See Also: diacritic, diacritical mark

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di*[ae]r"e*sis\, Dieresis \Di*er"e*sis\ (?; 277), n.;
pl. {Di[ae]reses} or {Diereses}. [L. diaeresis, Gr. ?, fr. ?
to divide; dia` through, asunder + ? to take. See {Heresy}.]
1. (Gram.) The separation or resolution of one syllable into
   two; -- the opposite of syn[ae]resis.

2. A mark consisting of two dots [[umlaut]], placed over the
   second of two adjacent vowels, to denote that they are to
   be pronounced as distinct letters; as, co["o]perate,
   a["e]rial.

 
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