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accent mark

noun
1.
a mark used to indicate an accent, stress, etc., as for pronunciation or in musical notation.
Compare diacritic (def 1).
Origin of accent mark
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • It is spelled without the accent mark, and the reader is led to infer that it is pronounced as though it were a French name.

    Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer
  • They'll stick a b next to a k and follow it up with a z and put an accent mark over the whole business and call it a word.

    Half Portions Edna Ferber

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