acute accent

a·cute ac·cent
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kyoot noun ak-sent]
    • /əˈkyut noun ˈæk sɛnt/
    • /əˈkjuːt ˈæksent/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoot noun ak-sent]
    • /əˈkyut noun ˈæk sɛnt/

Definitions of acute accent words

  • noun acute accent the diacritical mark (´), used in the writing system of some languages to indicate that the vowel over which it is placed has a special quality (as in French été) or that it receives the strongest stress in the word (as in Spanish hablé) 3
  • noun acute accent a mark (´) used to indicate 3
  • noun acute accent the quality or length of a vowel, as in French idée 3
  • noun acute accent primary stress, as in Spanish olé 3
  • noun acute accent any stress on a spoken sound or syllable, as in the scanning of verse 3
  • noun acute accent diacritical mark 1

Information block about the term

Parts of speech for Acute accent


acute accent popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

acute accent usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?