Meaning of umlaut
Pronunciation: (oom'lout), [key]
— Ling. Ling.
- a mark (¨) used as a diacritic over a vowel, as ä, ö, ü, to indicate a vowel sound different from that of the letter without the diacritic, esp. as so used in German. Cf.
- (in Germanic languages) assimilation in which a vowel is influenced by a following vowel or semivowel; apophony.
- to modify by umlaut.
- to write an umlaut over.
- umlaut (Thesaurus)