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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound.

Usage examples (34)
  • The dieresis is transcribed by a preceding hyphen.
  • The version for print and Web browsers will contain the dieresis, as always.
  • For the iPad they will make a new version that substitutes hyphens for the dieresis.
  • The term diaeresis earlier diæresis, US dieresis derives from a Greek word meaning 'divide' or 'separate'. for more
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