circumflex

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cir·cum·flex

 (sûr′kəm-flĕks′)
n.
Any of several marks, especially ( ^ ), used over a vowel in certain languages or in phonetic keys to indicate quality of pronunciation.
adj.
1. Having this mark.
2. Curving around: a circumflex blood vessel.

[From Latin circumflexus, bent around, circumflex, past participle of circumflectere, to bend around : circum-, circum- + flectere, to bend.]

circumflex

(ˈsɜːkəmˌflɛks)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a mark (^) placed over a vowel to show that it is pronounced with rising and falling pitch, as in ancient Greek, as a long vowel rather than a short one, as in French, or with some other different quality
adj
(Anatomy) (of certain nerves, arteries, or veins) bending or curving around
[C16: from Latin circumflexus, from circumflectere to bend around, from circum- + flectere to bend]
ˌcircumˈflexion n

cir•cum•flex

(ˈsɜr kəmˌflɛks)

n.
1. a mark (^ or ~) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate that the vowel is long, as in French, pronounced with a rise and fall in pitch, as in Classical Greek, stressed, or pronounced with a particular quality, as the (â) in (âr) air.
adj.
2.
a. consisting of, indicated by, or bearing a circumflex.
b. pronounced with or characterized by the quality, length, stress, or pitch indicated by a circumflex.
3. bending or winding around.
v.t.
4. to bend around.
[1555–65; < Latin circumflexus=circum- circum- + flectere to bend]

circumflex

A mark (^) placed over a vowel in some languages, such as French, to show a change in pronunciation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circumflex - a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
Translations
cirkumflex

circumflex

[ˈsɜːkəmfleks]
A. Ncircunflejo m
B. CPD circumflex accent Nacento m circunflejo

circumflex

[ˈsɜːrkəmflɛks] n (also circumflex accent) → accent m circonflexe

circumflex

nZirkumflex m

circumflex

[ˈsɜːkmˌflɛks] n (also circumflex accent) → accento circonflesso