acute accent

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acute accent

n.
A mark (´) indicating:
a. that a vowel is close or tense, as é in French été.
b. that a vowel or syllable has a high or rising pitch, as in Chinese or Ancient Greek.
c. that a vowel is long, as in Czech dobrá.
d. that the syllable in which the vowel appears is stressed, as in Spanish fácil.

acute accent

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the diacritical mark (´), used in the writing system of some languages to indicate that the vowel over which it is placed has a special quality (as in French été) or that it receives the strongest stress in the word (as in Spanish hablé)

acute′ ac′cent


n.
a mark (´) placed over a vowel, esp. to indicate that the vowel is close or tense, as in French é, or long, as in Hungarian, or that the vowel or the syllable it is in bears the word stress, as in Spanish, or is pronounced with raised pitch, as in Classical Greek.

acute accent

A mark (´) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate pronunciation or stress.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acute accent - a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
accent mark, accent - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Translations
accent aigu
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Frau Barbe pronounces her name with an accent ague on the final e to suggest a sophisticated Huguenot ancestry, and Else Wollin in turn respects this because Berta accepts her claim to aristocratic ancestry.