accent mark

Definitions of accent mark
  1. noun
    a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
    synonyms: accent
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    types:
    stress mark
    a mark indicating the stress on a syllable
    acute, acute accent, ague
    a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    grave, grave accent
    a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    type of:
    diacritic, diacritical mark
    a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
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