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Acute accent

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Definition of the noun acute accent

What does acute accent mean as a name of something?


  1. a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of acute accent: acute / ague
    • more generic terms: accent / accent mark = a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Alternative definition of the noun acute accent


  1. [orthography]: A diacritical mark ( ´ ) that can be placed above a number of letters in many languages of the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic writing systems.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Multimedia 1999 (2014)

Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen

Capital C, cedilla Capital E, grave accent Capital E, acute accent Capital E, circumflex accent Capital E ...

Google previewThe Synonymous, Etymological, and Pronouncing English Dictionary (1805)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Their Part of Speech Pointed Out, and Their Synonyms Collected, which are Occasionally Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers by William Perry (lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh.)

Besides that the generality of our lexicographers plead for unity of accent, they use the acute accent only, and place it indiscriminately over long and short syllables, assirming, absurdly and fallaciously, that it always makes that syllable long ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

the acute accent, ('), which shows when the tone of the voice is to be raised. The grave accent ( ), when the note or tone of the voice is to be ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1823)

Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences by George Crabb

a song; an inflection of tone which is either acute, grave, Telischa Gedol * 8 Semi - or circumfler - the —Acute accent () sharpens or raises the ellscha Uredola . . semicommaternum.

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1806)

In which the Words are Not Only Rationally Divided Into Syllables, Accurately Accented, and Their Part of Speech Properly Distinguished, But Likewise, by a Key to this Work ... : to which is Added the Scripture Proper Names ... by William Perry

The celebrated author above mentioned is, among others, a zealous advocate for unity of accent ; and, indeed, most opf our lexicographers have made use of the acute accent only, which they have placed indiscriminately over long and /hort ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

To the extent that modern readers encounter diacritical marks, the main ones are as follows: • acute accent ('). This mark generally indicates a stressed syllable or rising inflection. It sometimes appears in imported words to show that a final ...

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