accent mark


noun

a mark used to indicate an accent, stress, etc., as for pronunciation or in musical notation.Compare diacritic(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. accelerator nerve,
  2. accelerogram,
  3. accelerograph,
  4. accelerometer,
  5. accent,
  6. accented,
  7. accentor,
  8. accentual,
  9. accentuate,
  10. accentuation

Origin of accent mark

First recorded in 1885–90

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