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

Usage examples (35)
  • Now an umlaut is masculine, but an accent mark ...?
  • Okay, so they're spelling it differently (the umlaut is a nice touch, I must admit) ... but still!
  • "The computer thought the umlaut was the last letter in the alphabet and removed everyone else's names," he said.
  • Probably because of that strange little trema (a French kind of umlaut or diaeresis) over the "e". for more
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