Definition of diesis in English:

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diesis

Pronunciation: /ˈdīəsəs/

noun (plural dieses)

Printing
The double dagger symbol.
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'.

Words that rhyme with diesis

amniocentesis, anamnesis, ascesis, catechesis, exegesis, mimesis, prosthesis, psychokinesis, telekinesis

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: di·e·sis

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