grave accent[gräv, grāv]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a mark ( ˋ ) used to indicate:
- the quality or length of a vowel, as in French chère
- in French, a distinction in meaning, as in où, “where” and ou, “or”
- secondary stress as in týpewrìter
- full pronunciation of a syllable normally elided in speech, as in lovèd
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