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acute accent

English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] accentus (accent) acūtus (sharp), a calque of Ancient Greek προσῳδία (prosōdia), accent) ὀξύς (oxýs), sharp).

Cognate to French accent aigu.

Noun

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Singular
acute accent

Plural
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  1. (orthography): a diacritic mark ( ´ ) used in many languages to distinguish the pronunciations of vowels

Derived terms

  • double acute accent

See also

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