- 1: a mark ¨ placed over a vowel to indicate that the vowel is pronounced in a separate syllable (as in naïve or Brontë) — compare umlaut
- 2: the break in a verse caused by the coincidence of the end of a foot with the end of a word
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Weird Word Wednesday
Definition of diaeresis
Late Latin diaeresis, from Greek diairesis,literally, division, from diairein to divide, from dia- + hairein to take
First Known Use: circa 1611
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