A mark (`) indicating a pronounced e for the sake of meter in the usually nonsyllabic ending -ed in English poetry.
A similar mark used in various languages as an indication of vowel quality or quantity.
A similar mark used, as in transliteration of Chinese, to indicate that a syllable has a falling pitch.
A mark (`) 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.