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Definition of the noun acute accent
What does acute accent mean as a name of something?
- a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Alternative definition of the noun acute accent
- [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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Terms and Acronyms by Brad Hansen
Capital C, cedilla Capital E, grave accent Capital E, acute accent Capital E, circumflex accent Capital E ...
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 ...
by Hadumod Bussmann
acute accent [Lat. acer 'sharp'] 1 Superscript diacritic serving several purposes. It indicates length in Czech, Hungarian, and Old Icelandic (e.g. d for [a: ]). In modern Icelandic it is used as a transcription of the sounds corresponding ...
the acute accent, ( ' ), which shows when the tone of the vqice is to be raised. The grave accent (' ), wheu the note or tone of the voice is to be ...
the acute accent ('), which shows when the tone of the ...
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