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


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

/ (ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkəl) /

adjective

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

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