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noun 
  1. w:Germanic umlaut, Germanic umlaut, a phonological phenomenon where an earlier vowel takes on the quality of a second vowel. Mildly formative in Modern German by analogy, present in English only as irregular fossils.
  2. A partial assimilation of a vowel.
  3. A vowel so assimilated.
  4. (orthography): The diacritical mark ( ¨ ) placed over a vowel to indicate such assimilation.
verb 
  1. To place an umlaut over a vowel.
Etymology: Umlaut < um (around) + Laut (sound).


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