I. noun Etymology: German, from um- around, transforming + Laut sound Date: circa 1845 1. a. the change of a vowel (as \ü\ to \ē\ in goose, geese) that is caused by partial assimilation to a succeeding sound or that occurs as a reflex of the former presence of a succeeding sound which has been lost or altered b. a vowel resulting from such partial assimilation 2. a diacritical mark ¨ placed over a vowel to indicate a more central or front articulation — compare diaeresis II. transitive verb Date: 1879 1. to produce by umlaut 2. to write or print an umlaut over

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