grave accent

noun
a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Syn: ↑grave
Hypernyms: ↑accent, ↑accent mark

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grave 2 [grave graves graved graving graven] [ɡrɑːv] [ɡrɑːv] (also ˌgrave ˈaccent) noun
a mark placed over a vowel in some languages to show how it should be pronounced, as over the e in the French word père
see also grave 1

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Grave accent — Grave Grave, a. [Compar. {Graver} (gr[=a]v [ e]r); superl. {Gravest.}] [F., fr. L. gravis heavy; cf. It. & Sp. grave heavy, grave. See {Grief.}] 1. Of great weight; heavy; ponderous. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His shield grave and great. Chapman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grave accent — ► NOUN ▪ a mark ( ) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality. ORIGIN French grave heavy, serious …   English terms dictionary

  • grave accent — [gräv, grāv] n. a mark ( ˋ ) used to indicate: a) the quality or length of a vowel, as in French chère b) in French, a distinction in meaning, as in où, “where” and ou, “or” c) secondary stress as in týpewrìter d) full pronunciation of a syllable …   Universalium

  • grave accent — [gräv, grāv] n. a mark ( ˋ ) used to indicate: a) the quality or length of a vowel, as in French chère b) in French, a distinction in meaning, as in où, “where” and ou, “or” c) secondary stress as in týpewrìter d) full pronunciation of a syllable …   English World dictionary

  • Grave accent — The grave accent ( ) is a diacritical mark used in written Catalan, French, Greek until 1982 (polytonic orthography), Italian, Norwegian, Occitan, Portuguese, Scottish Gaelic, Vietnamese, Welsh, Dutch, and other languages.The word grave is… …   Wikipedia

  • grave accent — kairinis kirtis statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Ženklas . Kodai: 96 (ASCII, dešimtainis), U+0060. Savarankiškas ženklas, neturintis aiškios paskirties. Pakeltas aukščiau ir uždėtas ant raidės gali būti laikomas tos raidės diakritiniu… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • grave accent — grave′ ac′cent [[t]greɪv, grɑv[/t]] n. ling. a mark ( ) placed over a vowel esp. to indicate that the vowel is open or lax, as French è, has distinct syllabic value, as in English belovèd, or that the vowel or the syllable it is in has secondary… …   From formal English to slang

  • grave accent — noun A diacritic mark ( ˋ ) used in many languages to distinguish the pronunciations of vowels. See Also: acute accent …   Wiktionary

  • grave accent — См. accento grave …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • grave accent — [grα:v] noun a mark ( ) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality. Origin C17: Fr. grave (see grave2) …   English new terms dictionary

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