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accent British & World English

A distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class

accent English Thesaurus

a Scottish accent

acute accent British & World English

A mark (´) placed over certain letters in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality (e.g. in fiancée)

grave accent British & World English

A mark (`) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality, vowel length, or intonation

acute accent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the mark ´ placed over a letter

grave accent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the mark ` placed over a letter

circumflex British & World English

A mark (^) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate contraction, length, or a particular quality

circumflex accent in circumflex British & World English

A mark (^) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate contraction, length, or a particular quality


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