diaeretic
adjective see diaeresis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Diaeretic — Di [ae]*ret ic, a. [Gr. ? dividing.] (Med.) Caustic. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diaeretic — di·ae·ret·ic …   English syllables

  • diaeretic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • diaeresis — diaeretic /duy euh ret ik/, adj. /duy er euh sis/, n., pl. diaereses / seez /. dieresis. * * * ▪ prosody also spelled  Dieresis        (from Greek diairein, “to divide”), the resolution of one syllable into two, especially by separating the vowel …   Universalium

  • diaeresis — or dieresis noun (plural diaereses) Etymology: Late Latin diaeresis, from Greek diairesis, literally, division, from diairein to divide, from dia + hairein to take Date: circa 1611 1. a mark ¨ placed over a vowel to indicate that the vowel is …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diaeresis —   n. (pl. ses ) mark placed over vowel to indicate change in pronunciation or that it is pronounced separately (e.g. naïve); such separate pronunciation of vowels.    ♦ diaeretic, a. pertaining to diaeresis; dividing; caustic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dieresis —   n. (pl. ses ) mark placed over vowel to indicate change in pronunciation or that it is pronounced separately (e.g. naïve); such separate pronunciation of vowels.    ♦ diaeretic, a. pertaining to diaeresis; dividing; caustic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dieretic — adjective see diaeretic * * * dieresis, dieretic var. diæresis, etic …   Useful english dictionary

  • di|e|ret|ic — «DY uh REHT ihk», adjective. of or having to do with dieresis. Also, diaeretic …   Useful english dictionary

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