Definition of diesis in English:

diesis

Syllabification: di·e·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈdīəsəs
 
/

noun (plural dieses)

Printing
The double dagger symbol ‡.
More example sentences
  • Dante has only one other canzone in which the two major parts of the stanza - before and after the diesis - are both subdivided.

Origin

late Middle English: Latin, from Greek diēsis, from diienai 'send through', from dia 'through' + ienai 'send'.

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