noun \ˈdī-ə-səs\
plural di·eses \-ˌsēz\

Definition of DIESIS

Origin 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

Rhymes with DIESIS


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