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Diaeresis /dʌɪˈɪərɪsɪs/ (pl. n..)
(For use impressing people at dinner parties) The two dots above a continental ï (as, for example, in “naïf”), are called a diaeresis. When two or more are gathered together, they become diaereses. From the Greek, but not one of the Greeks.

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