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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Later she paired her father's pronunciation with an accent aigu to make it sound French.
Note to editors: In the sentence above, the accent aigu above the "e" in "communique" and the first "e" in "egalement" and the cedille under the "c" in "francais" have been omitted for transmission purposes.
NOTE TO EDITORS: In the name Beyonce noted in this news release, there is an accent aigu over the second e.