diacritic

noun di·a·crit·ic \ ˌdī-ə-ˈkri-tik \

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

Examples of diacritic in a Sentence

  1. Two diacritics appear in the word “déjà vu.”

First Known Use of diacritic

1866

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DIACRITIC Defined for English Language Learners

diacritic

noun

Definition of diacritic for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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