# 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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• Definition for "diaeresis"
• Variant of dieresis.
• Sentence for "diaeresis"
• The term diaeresis earlier diæresis, US…
• Synonym for "diaeresis"
• trema
• Hypernym for "diaeresis"
• diacritic
• Cross Reference for "diaeresis"
• umlaut
• Equivalent for "diaeresis"
• dieresis
• Variant for "diaeresis"
• diaereses
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