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diesis

play
noun di·esis \ˈdī-ə-səs\

Definition of diesis

plural

dieses

play \-ˌsēz\


Origin and Etymology of diesis

probably from Italian, sharp (in music), symbol for a sharp, from Medieval Latin, quarter tone, from Latin, from Greek, from diiēnai to send through, from dia- + hienai to send — more at jet


First Known Use: circa 1706

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