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Noun: dieresis (diereses)  dI'e-ri-sis
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: diaeresis)
  1. A diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound
    - umlaut, diaeresis

Derived forms: diereses

Type of: diacritic, diacritical mark

Encyclopedia: Dieresis