accent mark

noun
a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Syn: ↑accent
Derivationally related forms: ↑accentual (for: ↑accent), ↑accentuate (for: ↑accent)
Hypernyms: ↑diacritical mark, ↑diacritic
Hyponyms: ↑stress mark, ↑acute accent, ↑acute, ↑ague, ↑grave accent, ↑grave

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noun
1. : accent 5a, 8
2.
a. : one of several symbols used in music to indicate that stress is to be given to a tone or chord (as > may be used for indicating sforzando)
b. : a mark placed after a letter designating a note of music to indicate in which octave the note occurs (as a′ indicates A above middle C)

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a mark used to indicate an accent, stress, etc., as for pronunciation or in musical notation. Cf. diacritic (def. 1).
[1885-90]

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accent mark,
accent (noun. defs. 2, 6, and 9b).

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noun, pl ⋯ marks [count]
1 :accent 3a, 1
2 :accent 3b, 1

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