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Meaning of "umlaut" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UMLAUT

German, from um around (in the sense of changing places) + Laut sound.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UMLAUT

umlaut  [ˈʊmlaʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UMLAUT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Umlaut is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UMLAUT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of umlaut in the English dictionary

The definition of umlaut in the dictionary is the change of a vowel within a word brought about by the assimilating influence of a vowel or semivowel in a preceding or following syllable.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UMLAUT


ablaut
ˈæblaʊt
ach-laut
ˈæklaʊt
bailout
ˈbeɪlaʊt
breechclout
ˈbriːtʃˌklaʊt
clout
klaʊt
flout
flaʊt
glout
ɡlaʊt
ich-laut
ˈɪçˌlaʊt
lout
laʊt
pull-out
ˈpʊlaʊt
roll-out
ˈrəʊlaʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UMLAUT

umbriferous
umbrous
UMD
UMF
umfazi
umiak
UMIST
UML
umlungu
Ummah
ump
umpie
umpies
umpirage
umpire
umpireship
umpteen
umpteenth
umpy

WORDS THAT END LIKE UMLAUT

aeronaut
Argonaut
astronaut
beaut
comme il faut
cosmonaut
Escaut
faut
Fomalhaut
Hadhramaut
Hadramaut
Hainaut
juggernaut
Kraut
Machaut
oceanaut
sauerkraut
saut
taut
Truffaut

Synonyms and antonyms of umlaut in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «umlaut» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UMLAUT

Find out the translation of umlaut to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of umlaut from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «umlaut» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变音
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

diéresis
570 millions of speakers

English

umlaut
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊमलायूट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علامة تشكيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умляут
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

trema
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভিশ্রুতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tréma
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Umlaut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Umlaut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウムラウト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

움라우트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umlaut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm sắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

umlaut
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Umlaut
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üzerine çift nokta koymak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

umlaut
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umlaut
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

умляутом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

umlaut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

umlaut
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

umlaut
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omljud
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

umlaut
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of umlaut

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UMLAUT»

The term «umlaut» is regularly used and occupies the 97.017 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UMLAUT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about umlaut

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UMLAUT»

Discover the use of umlaut in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to umlaut and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Umlaut‹ in Optimality Theory: A Comparative Analysis of ...
German umlaut either fail to do so satisfactorily or entail decisive conceptual or empirical disadvantages. Given the result of the preceding section that German umlaut has both morphological and phonological properties, it is somewhat ...
Thomas B. Klein, 2000
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Readings in Linguistics I & II
It is generally agreed that a group of modifications of vowels and diphthongs known collectively as umlaut occurred in connection with a following palatal element, i, I, or j; and that the modifications begin to be represented orthographically in ...
Eric P. Hamp, 1995
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Old English Grammar & Reader
AN understanding of i-umlaut (or i-mutation) will help the student of Old English to recognize that certain words are semantically related to each other, although there may be a discrepancy in their vowels. For example, when a student learns ...
Robert E. Diamond, 1970
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On Germanic Linguistics: Issues and Methods
I should like to do three things in this paper: first, to give the basic form of W. F. Twaddell's theory of Old High German /-umlaut (hereafter referred to as "the standard theory"); second, to point out some of the numerous defects of this theory; and ...
Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr, Robert L. Kyes, 1992
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Sounds of Silence: Empty Elements in Syntax and Phonology
(49) I now turn to robust corroborating phonetic evidence, viz. the Umlaut riddle. 7.2 Umlaut Yiddish Umlaut is as intriguing as Standard German Umlaut. 5 Suffixes fall into one of the three categories in (50). (50) i. suffixes which never induce ...
Jutta Hartmann, Veronika Hegedűs, Henk C. van Riemsdijk, 2008
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The Last Phonological Rule: Reflections on Constraints and ...
Since such statements are impossible in generative phonology, recourse must be made to rule ordering, cyclicity, and special principles. Let us begin with w- umlaut and syncope. In generative phonology, these are stated as generative rules, ...
John Goldsmith, 1993
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The Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics
352 UMLAUT umlaut (also vowel mutation, metaphony) Any of various types of anticipatory vowel assimilation occurring in the Germanic languages. The general pattern is this: a vowel (short or long) undergoes partial assimilation ( fronting, ...
Robert Lawrence Trask, 2000
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Insights in Germanic Linguistics: Classic and contemporary
I have dealt repeatedly with the /-umlaut in Old High German (Penzl 1949; 1971: § 11; 1983), Old English (Penzl 1988, 1994a), and Old Norse (Penzl 1952). The question may be asked why I should want to select it as a topic again, since most  ...
Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr, 1997
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CMJ New Music Monthly
QUICKFIX HELL HOLES Spinal Tap's main man explains the importance of the umlaut. Huge things have historically dominated metal: huge riffs, huge speakers and huge hair. But there's no better proof that big things come in little packages ...
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The Korean Language
RuleK Umlaut Umlaut in Korean is a type of word-level assimilation in which a vowel is fronted when followed by the high front vowel i. As observed in (62), both umlauted and regular forms may be used, although in casual speech preference  ...
Ho-Min Sohn, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UMLAUT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term umlaut is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jaÿ-Z re-brands himself with umlaut and hyphen
The rock umlaut has been made famous by Hüsker Dü and Motörhead and now rap kingpin Jaÿ-Z has reverted to his early use of the Germanic diacritic on his ... «RTE.ie, Apr 15»
2
These aren't really umlauts in the Lindström signs
With all the fuss last week about the "missing umlaut" in the highway signs outside Lindström, it turns out that we in the media were orthographically incorrect. «MinnPost, Apr 15»
3
Postscript: Um, it's not an umlaut
"Townsfolk go dotty over lost umlaut" (The Times of London). "Umlaut and Clear" (The Pioneer Press). "Lindström seeks Swede deal from MnDOT on dots" (Star ... «Minnesota Public Radio News, Apr 15»
4
Townsfolk go dotty over lost umlaut
To many Americans, an umlaut might seem merely a superfluous piece of punctuation — typical, perhaps, of a Germanic or Scandinavian obsession with ... «The Times, Apr 15»
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Lindström Loses Umlauts on Road Signs, and the Town is Dotted …
According to a city official, the Minnesota Department of Transportation denied the town's request that the umlauts remain, citing a rule that road signs have only ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
6
Minnesota's governor just issued a sweeping and emotional …
Mark Dayton (D) was fed up with road signs that did not include umlauts. So he did something about it. In a new executive order issued Wednesday, Dayton ... «Business Insider, Apr 15»
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Would you like an umlaut with that?
Go to Lindstrom, Minnesota, and you may see the town name spelled 'Lindström.' Which do people in the town prefer? comment. share · tweet · email. Print. «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Apr 15»
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Review: Skrillex and Diplo Put the Umlaut in Wüb-Wüb-Wüb on …
Skrillex and Diplo surprise-dropped an album last week as Jack Ü, a moniker that takes half a Prince song title and adds umlauts — perfect. These two have all ... «SPIN, Mar 15»
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A History Of The Umlaut In Popular Music (You Know, Those Two …
The first bands to use the umlaut as part of their names actually were the ... them, so learn the history of the umlaut in music through 10 band names and logos. «VH1, Oct 14»
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Here's Everything You've Ever Wanted to Knöw About the Umlaut
If your knowledge of umlauts is restricted to the realm of heavy metal, Arika Okrent has a great article over at The Week to help fix that. In it, she shares eleven ... «Big Think, Oct 14»

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