acute accent

noun

the diacritical mark (´), used in the writing system of some languages to indicate that the vowel over which it is placed has a special quality (as in French été) or that it receives the strongest stress in the word (as in Spanish hablé)

Nearby words

  1. acus,
  2. acusector,
  3. acutance,
  4. acute,
  5. acute abdomen,
  6. acute adrenocortical insufficiency,
  7. acute african sleeping sickness,
  8. acute alcoholism,
  9. acute angle,
  10. acute anterior poliomyelitis

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