accent mark


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ac′cent mark`


n.
a mark used to indicate an accent, stress, etc., as for pronunciation or in musical notation.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accent mark - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciationaccent mark - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
stress mark - a mark indicating the stress on a syllable
acute, acute accent, ague - a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
grave accent, grave - a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
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Napone's name is clarified as having an accent mark above the e.
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Journalists and editors should note that "President(R)" brand is correctly spelled with an accent mark over the first "e".
Note to Editors: There should be an accent mark over the last "a" in the word "Amapa" above.
Editors Note: please insert a forward slant accent mark over the "e" for proper spelling of the word "mate" wherever it appears.