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Word of the Day -Umlaut

By May 23, 2024Word of the Day

Umlaut (noun)

oom-lout

a mark placed over a vowel to indicate a vowel sound different from that of the letter without it, especially as so used in German.

First recorded around 1835–45 and comes from German, equivalent to um-, “about, around” and Laut, “sound.”

Example sentences

“When learning German it’s important to learn the rules of the Umlaut.”

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