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diaeresis

[ dahy-er-uh-sis ]
/ da瑟藞蓻r 蓹 s瑟s /
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noun, plural di路aer路e路ses [dahy-er-uh-seez]. /da瑟藞蓻r 蓹藢siz/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM diaeresis

di路ae路ret路ic [dahy-uh-ret-ik], /藢da瑟 蓹藞r蓻t 瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diaeresis

diaeresis

dieresis

/ (da瑟藞蓻r瑟s瑟s) /

noun plural -ses (-藢si藧z)
the mark 篓, in writing placed over the second of two adjacent vowels to indicate that it is to be pronounced separately rather than forming a diphthong with the first, as in some spellings of co枚perate, na茂ve, etc
this mark used for any other purpose, such as to indicate that a special pronunciation is appropriate to a particular vowelCompare umlaut
a pause in a line of verse occurring when the end of a foot coincides with the end of a word

Derived forms of diaeresis

diaeretic or dieretic (藢da瑟蓹藞r蓻t瑟k), adjective

Word Origin for diaeresis

C17: from Latin diar膿sis, from Greek diairesis a division, from diairein, from dia- + hairein to take; compare heresy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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