verb (used with object)
Origin of umlaut
Examples from the Web for umlaut
That the radical vowel was modified: for y is the umlaut of u; 3.
I suspect the last is only an umlaut form of a common Shakespearean imprecation.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries|W. Y. Evans Wentz
( 7), the only difference in the two declensions is the presence or absence of umlaut in the plural.A Middle High German Primer|Joseph Wright
Umlaut, name given by Grimm to the modification of a vowel in a syllable through the influence of a vowel in the succeeding.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
I wonder if I shall ever see that study again, and I wonder what will become of the second edition of my thesis on the umlaut.The Librarian at Play|Edmund Lester Pearson
British Dictionary definitions for umlaut
Word Origin for umlaut
Word Origin and History for umlaut
1852, from German umlaut "change of sound," from um "about" (see ambi-) + laut "sound," from Old High German hlut (see listen). Coined 1774 by poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724-1803) but first used in its current sense 1819 by linguist Jakob Grimm (1785-1863).