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umlaut Saltos de línea: um¦laut
Pronunciación: /ˈʊmlaʊt/

Definición de umlaut en inglés:


1A mark (¨) used over a vowel, especially in German, to indicate a different vowel quality.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • German umlauts appear to be a problem in some cases.
  • The evidence is that originally the German keyboard produced circumflexes instead of umlauts but it was replaced by an English keyboard.
  • Come on folks, don't you know how to pronounce vowels with umlauts over them?
1.1 [mass noun] The process in Germanic languages by which the quality of a vowel was altered in certain phonetic contexts, resulting for example in the differences between modern German Mann and Männer.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • It is important to note that in many OE words containing vowels affected by umlaut, the /i/ or /j/ in the following unstressed syllable has been lost.
  • Not all vowel gradations are caused by umlaut.
  • The mutations of a basic vowel by umlaut are of two kinds in OE.


[with object] Volver al principio  
Modify (a form or sound) by using an umlaut: the colour of prothetic vowels, unless umlauted by the next syllable, was that of the laryngeal which was vocalized
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Accented and umlauted vowels, and diacritical marks on consonants must be avoided, because they act as roadblocks and break the speed of a typist.
  • That's like the umlauted vowel in the first syllable of the German town name Tübingen.
  • In the choral movement of his ninth symphony, the soprano soloist has to sing her highest note on the umlauted U in flügel, an even more daunting vowel sound than that in ‘who'd.’


Mid 19th century: from German Umlaut, from um 'about' + Laut 'sound'.

Palabras que riman con umlaut

litter lout • spin-out
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