ALL meanings of acutes

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  • adjective acutes sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain. 1
  • adjective acutes extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil. 1
  • adjective acutes (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to chronic). 1
  • adjective acutes sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer. 1
  • adjective acutes extremely sensitive even to slight details or impressions: acute eyesight. 1
  • adjective acutes sharp at the end; ending in a point. 1
  • adjective acutes Geometry. (of an angle) less than 90°. (of a triangle) containing only acute angles. 1
  • adjective acutes consisting of, indicated by, or bearing the mark ´, placed over vowel symbols in some languages to show that the vowels or the syllables they are in are pronounced in a certain way, as in French that the quality of an e so marked is close; in Hungarian that the vowel is long; in Spanish that the marked syllable bears the word accent; in Ibo that it is pronounced with high tones; or in classical Greek, where the mark originated, that the syllable bears the word accent and is pronounced, according to the ancient grammarians, with raised pitch (opposed to grave): the acute accent; an acute e. 1
  • noun acutes the acute accent. 1
  • noun acutes Third-person singular simple present indicative form of acute. 1
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