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dieresis

di·er·e·sis (di·aer·e·sis)

dieresis (diaeresis)

 
pronunciation:
daI e r sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: diaereses, diereses
definition: a diacritic mark, such as on this letter "o" (), placed over the second of two consecutive vowels to show that it is pronounced separately.
derivation: dieretic (adj.)
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