Share this entry

Share this page


Saltos de línea: di¦aer|esis
Pronunciación: /dʌɪˈɪərɪsɪs
, -ˈɛr-/
(US dieresis)

Definición de diaeresis en inglés:

sustantivo (plural diaereses /-siːz/)

1A mark (¨) placed over a vowel to indicate that it is sounded separately, as in naïve, Brontë.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • As several commenters have pointed out, both publications insist on using the diaeresis mark (as in naïve, for example) even though it hasn't been in common usage for several decades at least.
  • The New Yorker is probably the last popular magazine in the English-speaking world where the editors insist on the diaeresis (not umlaut) in ‘cöoperate’.
  • No diacritic marks are normally used for native English words, unless the apostrophe and the diaeresis sign are counted as such.
1.1 [mass noun] The division of a sound into two syllables, especially by sounding a diphthong as two vowels.
2 Prosody A natural rhythmic break in a line of verse where the end of a metrical foot coincides with the end of a phrase.


late 16th century (denoting the division of one syllable into two): via Latin from Greek diairesis 'separation', from diairein 'take apart', from dia 'apart' + hairein 'take'.

Definición de diaeresis en:

Share this entry

Share this page


¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día apathetic
Pronunciación: apəˈθɛtɪk
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern