acute accent definition

  • noun:
    • A mark (´) suggesting:
    • that a vowel is close or tense, as é in French été.
    • that a vowel or syllable has a top or rising pitch, as in Chinese or ancient greek language.
    • that a vowel is very long, as with Czech dobrá.
    • your syllable in which the vowel appears is stressed, like in Spanish fácil.
    • : A diacritical mark ( ´ ) that can be placed above a number of letters in many languages of the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic writing systems.
    • a mark (') placed above a vowel to point pronunciation

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