Also called diacritical mark . a mark, point, or sign added or attached to a letter or character to distinguish it from another of similar form, to give it a particular phonetic value, to indicate stress, etc., as a cedilla, tilde, circumflex, or macron.
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How to use diacritic in a sentence
Although some of the diacritics are not found in ISO-8859-1, they can be rendered as html numeric entities.In Court and Kampong | Hugh Clifford
Errors or anomalies include missing, misplaced or incorrect diacritics; the letterform for ; and word-final (mu) for (nu).The Path-Way to Knowledg | Robert Record
Incorrectly placed breathings and diacritics on diphthongs in the Greek text have been correctly placed.The Preface to the Aeneis of Virgil (1718) | Joseph Trapp
Obvious errors of punctuation, capitalization and diacritics repaired.Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis from 1840 to 1843 | William Hutcheon Hall
Inconsistent hyphenation and diacritics of place names and native names have not been changed.
British Dictionary definitions for diacritic
Also called: diacritical mark a sign placed above or below a character or letter to indicate that it has a different phonetic value, is stressed, or for some other reason
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