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um·laut

 (o͝om′lout′)
n.
1.
a. A change in a vowel sound caused by partial assimilation especially to a vowel or semivowel occurring in the following syllable.
b. A vowel sound changed in this manner. Also called vowel mutation.
2. The diacritic mark (¨) placed over a vowel to indicate an umlaut, especially in German.
tr.v. um·laut·ed, um·laut·ing, um·lauts
1. To modify by umlaut.
2. To write or print (a vowel) with an umlaut.

[German : um-, around, alteration (from Middle High German umb-, from umbe, from Old High German umbi; see ambhi in Indo-European roots) + Laut, sound (from Middle High German lūt, from Old High German hlūt; see kleu- in Indo-European roots).]
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umlaut

(ˈʊmlaʊt)
n
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) the mark (¨) placed over a vowel in some languages, such as German, indicating modification in the quality of the vowel. Compare diaeresis
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (esp in Germanic languages) the change of a vowel within a word brought about by the assimilating influence of a vowel or semivowel in a preceding or following syllable
[C19: German, from um around (in the sense of changing places) + Laut sound]
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um•laut

(ˈʊm laʊt)
n.
1. a mark (¨) used as a diacritic over a vowel, as ä, ö, ü, to indicate a vowel sound different from that of the letter without the diacritic, esp. as so used in German. Compare dieresis.
2. (in Germanic languages) assimilation in which a vowel is influenced by a following vowel or semivowel.
v.t.
3. to modify by umlaut.
4. to write an umlaut over.
[1835–45; < German]
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umlaut

A punctuation mark (¨) used in German over a vowel to show that its pronunciation is modified.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.umlaut - a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
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Translations
přehláska
trémaumlaut

umlaut

[ˈʊmlaʊt] N
1. (= vowel change) → metafonía f, inflexión f vocálica
2. (= symbol) → diéresis f
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umlaut

[ˈʊmlaʊt] ntréma m
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umlaut

n (= sign)Umlautpunkte pl; (= sound change)Umlaut m; a umlautä
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umlaut

[ˈumlaʊt] n (Ling) → umlaut m inv
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In a stand-alone sequel to The Schwa Was Here, (Dutton, 2004), after Antsy Bonano witnesses the death of a balloon wrangler at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, his Swedish friend, Gunnar Umlat, confides in him that he has only six months to live.
She named the company Cm Dinnerware because cm means "great strength," had a design student create a logo that included the umlat over the "u", and designed silk-lined, black-box packaging for "maximum impact."