HyperDic: diacritical_mark

English > 1 sense of the expression diacritical mark:
NOUNcommunicationdiacritical mark, diacritica mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
English > diacritical mark: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation.
Synonymdiacritic
Narroweraccent, accent markA diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
breveA diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound
cedillaA diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s
circumflexA diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
dieresis, diaeresisA diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound
hacek, wedgeA diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
macronA diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
tildeA diacritical mark (~) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization
umlautA diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel to indicate a change in sound in some languages
BroadermarkA written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
Spanishdiacrítico, signo diacrítico
Catalandiacrític, signe diacrític

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