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acute accent

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

acute accent

n. a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: acute, ague]

Acute accent

The acute accent ( ´ ) is a diacritic used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts.

Usage examples of "acute accent".

Billy was further depressed to see a huge lorry carelessly parked like an acute accent, with Guy de la Tour, Republique Francaise in huge letters across one side.

The single dot and the 'acute accent' were frequently used for _i_ and _e_ (but in some modes for _e_ and _i_).

Long vowels are usually marked with the 'acute accent', as in some varieties of Fë.

Blood was still seeping slowly from a deep gash that slanted over the closed right eye like some monstrous acute accent.