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diacritical

[ dahy-uh-krit-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl /
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adjective
serving to distinguish; distinctive.
capable of distinguishing.
Phonetics. serving as a diacritic.
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Origin of diacritical

First recorded in 1740–50; diacritic + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM diacritical

di·a·crit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for diacritical

diacritical
/ (ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkəl) /

adjective
of or relating to a diacritic
showing up a distinction

Derived forms of diacritical

diacritically, adverb
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