Definitions for diaeresisdaɪˈɛr ə sɪs; -ˌsiz
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di•aer•e•sisdaɪˈɛr ə sɪs; -ˌsiz(n.)(pl.)-ses
umlaut, dieresis, diaeresis(noun)
a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound
A diacritic placed over a vowel letter indicating that it is sounded separately, usually forming a distinct syllable, as in , , .
The separation of a vowel, often a diphthong, into two distinct syllables.
A natural break in rhythm when a word ends at the end of a metrical foot, in a line of verse.
alt. of Dieresis
The diaeresis or trema is a diacritic that consists of two dots placed over a letter, most commonly a vowel. When that letter is an i or a j, the diacritic replaces the tittle: ï. The diaeresis and the umlaut are diacritics marking two distinct phonological phenomena. The diaeresis indicates the pronunciation also known as diaeresis, or hiatus, in which a vowel letter is not pronounced as part of a digraph or diphthong. The umlaut indicates a sound shift. These two diacritics originated separately: the diaeresis is considerably older. Nevertheless, in modern computer systems using Unicode, the umlaut and diaeresis diacritics are identical: ⟨ä⟩ represents both a-umlaut and a-diaeresis. The same symbol is also used as a diacritic in other cases, distinct from both diaeresis and umlaut, for example in Albanian where ë represents a schwa.
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