diacritic

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

di·a·crit·ic

noun \ˌdī-ə-ˈkri-tik\

: a mark that is placed over, under, or through a letter in some languages to show that the letter should be pronounced in a particular way

Full Definition of DIACRITIC

:  a mark near or through an orthographic or phonetic character or combination of characters indicating a phonetic value different from that given the unmarked or otherwise marked element
diacritic table

Examples of DIACRITIC

  1. Two diacritics appear in the word déjà vu.

First Known Use of DIACRITIC

1866

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

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