diacritical

[dahy-uh-krit-i-kuh l]

adjective

serving to distinguish; distinctive.
capable of distinguishing.
Phonetics. serving as a diacritic.

Nearby words

  1. diaclasis,
  2. diaconal,
  3. diaconate,
  4. diaconicon,
  5. diacritic,
  6. diactinic,
  7. diad,
  8. diadelphous,
  9. diadem,
  10. diadem spider

Origin of diacritical

First recorded in 1740–50; diacritic + -al1

Related formsdi·a·crit·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for diacritical

diacritical

adjective

of or relating to a diacritic
showing up a distinction
Derived Formsdiacritically, adverb

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