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umlaut

um·laut

umlaut

 
pronunciation:
Um laUt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a change in the sound of a vowel due to influence by a following vowel or semivowel, or the vowel so changed.
definition 2: a diacritical mark, such as on this letter "o" (), placed over a vowel to indicate umlaut, esp. in German.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: umlauted, umlauting, umlauts
definition: to modify or write with an umlaut.