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diacritic

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noun di·a·crit·ic \ˌdī-ə-ˈkri-tik\

Simple Definition of diacritic

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of diacritic

  1. :  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

Examples of diacritic in a sentence

  1. Two diacritics appear in the word déjà vu.



1866

First Known Use of diacritic

1866

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