diacritic

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English[edit]

A capital A with a diacritic above ‹Á›

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek διακριτικός (diakritikós, distinguishing, separative), from διακρίνειν (diakrínein, to distinguish, separate), from διά (diá, between) + κρίνω (krínō, I separate, distinguish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /daɪəˈkɹɪtɪk/
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Adjective[edit]

diacritic (comparative more diacritic, superlative most diacritic)

  1. distinguishing
  2. (orthography, not comparable) Denoting a distinguishing mark applied to a letter or character.

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Noun[edit]

diacritic (plural diacritics)

  1. A special mark added to a letter to indicate a different pronunciation, stress, tone, or meaning.
    Synonyms: accent, diacritical, diacritical mark
    Hyponyms: cedilla, diaeresis, röck döts, tilde, umlaut

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French diacritique.

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Adjective[edit]

diacritic m or n (feminine singular diacritică, masculine plural diacritici, feminine and neuter plural diacritice)

  1. diacritic, diacritical

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Noun[edit]

diacritic n (plural diacritice)

  1. diacritic
    Synonym: semn diacritic

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