acute accent

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin accentus (accent) acūtus (sharp), a calque of Ancient Greek προσῳδία (prosōdia, accent) ὀξύς (oxýs, sharp).

Cognate to French accent aigu.

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acute accent (plural acute accents)

  1. (orthography): A diacritical mark ( ´ ) that can be placed above a number of letters in many languages of the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic writing systems.

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  • čárka (only when used in Czech)

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