A mark (`) placed over certain letters in some languages to indicate an alteration of a sound, as of quality, quantity, or pitch.
- In any case, what I said about combining diacritics still stands - for example, to handle Yoruba, you need to be able to combine underdotted vowels with acute and grave accents (for tone).
- When the word has a grave accent over the vowel, it is pronounced with a voice that starts at a low level and then falls even lower.
- I guess it's possible that the reporter does know the difference, and is writing about the use of single quote and back quote as a method for keyboarding acute and grave accents; but if that's it, why not say so, and give an example?
Early 17th century: French grave (see grave2).
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Syllabification: grave ac·cent
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