Definition of Umlaut

1. Noun. A diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound.

Exact synonyms: Diaeresis, Dieresis
Generic synonyms: Diacritic, Diacritical Mark



Definition of Umlaut

1. n. The euphonic modification of a root vowel sound by the influence of a, u, or especially i, in the syllable which formerly followed.

Definition of Umlaut

1. Noun. (linguistics) An assimilatory process whereby a vowel is pronounced more like a following vocoid that is separated by one or more consonants. ¹

2. Noun. (linguistics) The umlaut process (as above) that occurred historically in Germanic languages whereby back vowels became front vowels when followed by syllable containing a front vocoid (e.g. Germanic ''l?si'' > Old English ''l?s(i)'' > Modern English lice). ¹

3. Noun. (linguistics) A vowel so assimilated. ¹

4. Noun. (orthography) The diacritical mark ( ¨ ) placed over a vowel to indicate such assimilation. ¹

5. Verb. To place an umlaut over a vowel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Umlaut

1. to modify a vowel sound by partial assimilation to a succeeding sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Umlaut

umes
umeshu
umespirone
umgang
umgangs
umhofo
umiac
umiack
umiacks
umiacs
umiak
umiaks
umiaq
umiaqs
umiat
umlaut (current term)
umlaute
umlauted
umlauting
umlauts
umlessness
umm
ummah
ummahs
ummas
ummed
umming
umohoite
umol
umount

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