Definition of acute accent in English:

acute accent

Line breaks: acute ac¦cent

noun

A mark (´) placed over certain letters in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality (e.g. in fiancée).
More example sentences
  • Pronunciations of individual words agreed by the committee were not written in IPA symbols but in a respelling system (with an acute accent marking stress) that would be more readily intelligible to the BBC's staff.
  • And using an acute accent (voilá) instead of the correct grave accent (voilà) is a poignant, pathetic reminder of the potential for humiliation that social climbers expose themselves to.
  • The unanticipated side-effect of this is that it has been a positive joy to spend time during my lunch-break correcting the grave and acute accents in my Barcelona picture galleries in readiness for publication.

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