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diaeresis


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[dy-err-ĕsis]

(plural-eses)

A Greek word for ‘division’, used in three different senses: 1. In classical prosody, the coincidence of a word ending with the end of a foot.2. The separation of two adjacent vowels into distinct sounds (e.g. Zoë, coöperate), also the umlaut mark which indicates this.3. In rhetoric, a figure by which the parts or attributes of anything are enumerated.

1. In classical prosody, the coincidence of a word ending with the end of a foot.

2. The separation of two adjacent vowels into distinct sounds (e.g. Zoë, coöperate), also the umlaut mark which indicates this.

3. In rhetoric, a figure by which the parts or attributes of anything are enumerated.

Subjects: Literature.


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