accent mark

  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

First recorded in 1885–90

Words Nearby accent mark Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use accent mark in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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