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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·laut /ˈɑblaʊt, ˈæ; ˈɑpˌlaʊt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·laut n.  Philol. The substitution of one root vowel for another, thus indicating a corresponding modification of use or meaning; vowel permutation; as, get, gat, got; sing, song; hang, hung.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate
          linguistic distinctions (such as sing sang sung song)