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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).]

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]

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]

umlaut

A punctuation mark (¨) used in German over a vowel to show that its pronunciation is modified.
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
Translations
přehláska
trémaumlaut

umlaut

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

umlaut

[ˈʊmlaʊt] ntréma m

umlaut

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

umlaut

[ˈumlaʊt] n (Ling) → umlaut m inv
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