[ dahy-er-uh-sis ]
/ daɪˈɛr ə sɪs /
noun, plural di·er·e·ses [dahy-er-uh-seez] /daɪˈɛr əˌsiz/.
the separation of two adjacent vowels, dividing one syllable into two.
a sign (¨) placed over the second of two adjacent vowels to indicate separate pronunciation, as in one spelling of the older forms naïve and coöperate: no longer widely used in English.
Prosody. the division made in a line or verse by coincidence of the end of a foot and the end of a word.
Origin of dieresis
Related formsdi·e·ret·ic [dahy-uh-ret-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈrɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dieretic
/ (daɪˈɛrɪsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
a variant spelling of diaeresis
Derived Formsdieretic (ˌdaɪəˈrɛtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for dieretic (1 of 2)
[ dī′ə-rĕt′ĭk ]
Of or relating to dieresis.
Dividing; ulcerating; corroding.
Medicine definitions for dieretic (2 of 2)
[ dī-ĕr′ĭ-sĭs ]
solution of continuity
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