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diacritical

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adjective di·a·crit·i·cal \ˌdī-ə-ˈkri-ti-kəl\

Definition of diacritical

  1. 1 :  serving as a diacritic

  2. 2 a :  distinctive <the diacritical elements in culture — S. F. Nadel> b :  capable of distinguishing <students of superior diacritical powers>



Variants of diacritical

also diacritic play \-ˈkri-tik\

Origin of diacritical

Greek diakritikos separative, from diakrinein to distinguish, from dia- + krinein to separate — more at certain


First Known Use: 1749


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