Diacritic Definition

dīə-krĭtĭk
diacritics
adjective
Diacritical.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Diagnostic or distinctive.
American Heritage Medicine
Diacritical.
American Heritage
Diagnostic or distinctive.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
diacritical
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noun
diacritics
A diacritical mark.
Webster's New World
A mark, such as the cedilla of façade or the acute accent of résumé, added to a letter to indicate a special phonetic value or distinguish words that are otherwise graphically identical.
American Heritage
A mark, such as the cedilla of façade or the acute accent of résumé, added to a letter to indicate a special phonetic value or distinguish words that are otherwise graphically identical.
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Other Word Forms of Diacritic

Noun

Singular:
diacritic
Plural:
diacritics

Origin of Diacritic

  • Greek diakritikos distinguishing from diakritos distinguished from diakrīnein to distinguish dia- apart dia– krīnein to separate krei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek diakritikos distinguishing from diakritos distinguished from diakrīnein to distinguish dia- apart dia– krīnein to separate krei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek διακριτικός (diakritikos, “distinguishing, separative”), from διακρίνειν (diakrinein, “to distinguish, separate”), from διά (dia, “between”) + κρίνω (krinō, “I separate, distinguish”).

    From Wiktionary

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