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diaeresis definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of dieresis.
    • A diacritic put over a vowel letter suggesting that it is sounded independently, usually forming a definite syllable, such as naïve, Noël, Brontë.
    • The split of a vowel, often a diphthong, into two distinct syllables.
    • a normal break in rhythm whenever a word ends up at the conclusion of a metrical base, in a line of verse.
    • The split or quality of one syllable into two; -- the contrary of synæresis.
    • A mark consisting of two dots [¨], placed over the second of two adjacent vowels, to denote that they are to be pronounced as distinct letters.
    • See dieresis.
    • a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to point a modification of noise
    • Variant of dieresis.
    • A diacritic placed over a vowel letter indicating that it is sounded separately, usually forming a distinct syllable, as in naïve, Noël, Brontë.
    • The separation of a vowel, frequently a diphthong, into two distinct syllables.
    • A natural break-in rhythm whenever a word ends at the end of a metrical foot, in a line of verse.
    • The split or quality of one syllable into two; -- the opposite of synæresis.
    • A mark composed of two dots [¨], placed across second of two adjacent vowels, to denote they are becoming pronounced as distinct letters.
    • See dieresis.
    • a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a modification of sound
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