accent mark

ac·cent mark
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun ak-sent mahrk]
    • /noun ˈæk sɛnt mɑrk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun ak-sent mahrk]
    • /noun ˈæk sɛnt mɑrk/

Definitions of accent mark words

  • noun accent mark a mark used to indicate an accent, stress, etc., as for pronunciation or in musical notation. Compare diacritic (def 1). 1
  • noun accent mark (linguistics) A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked. 0
  • noun accent mark (music) A mark used to represent specific stress on a note. 0
  • noun accent mark (music) A mark placed after a letter designating a note of music to indicate the octave in which it occurs. 0
  • noun accent mark (mathematics) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y''. 0
  • noun accent mark (geometry) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc., as in 12' 27'', meaning twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds. 0

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Origin of accent mark

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
First recorded in 1885-90

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Accent mark


accent mark popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accent mark usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accent mark

noun accent mark

  • accent — Someone who speaks with a particular accent pronounces the words of a language in a distinctive way that shows which country, region, or social class they come from.

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