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Grave accent

Definition of the noun grave accent

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

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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, ...

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

by Bryan A. Garner

grave accent C ). In ancient Greek, this mark signaled a lower inflection, in contrast to the higher inflection called for by the acute accent. In English, the grave is rarer than the acute accent, but it does appear on occasion to indicate a falling ...

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1788)

by William Perry

iii, and üş, require bel": the grave accent ; all the others the acute ; except, however, the vowels á and Ö, and the diphthong Üü, each of which have a long and a short sound : —There ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B. 1 by William Nicholson

The grave accent is marked thus(\), and points out - when the voice ought to be lowered. The circumflex accent is compounded of the other two, and marked thus (" or A): it denotes a quavering of the voice between high and low. Seine call the ...

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