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Topic: LETTERS AND PUNCTUATION

Date: 1800-1900
Language: German
Origin: um- 'around, changing' + laut 'sound'

umlaut

noun
     
um‧laut [countable]
SLA a sign (¨) written over a German vowel to show how it is pronounced
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