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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 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 ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

the acute accent ('), which shows when the tone of the ...

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