diacritical

[ dahy-uh-krit-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl /

adjective

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

RELATED WORDS

Origin of diacritical

First recorded in 1740–50; diacritic + -al1

Related forms

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

diacritically, adverb
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