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Meaning of "diacritic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DIACRITIC

From Greek diakritikos serving to distinguish, from diakrinein, from dia- + krinein to separate.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DIACRITIC

diacritic  [ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIACRITIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Diacritic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DIACRITIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

diacritic

Diacritic

A diacritic /daɪ.əˈkrɪtɨk/ – also diacritical mark, diacritical point, diacritical sign from ancient Greek διά and κρίνω – is a glyph added to a letter, or basic glyph. The term derives from the Greek διακριτικός. Diacritic is primarily an adjective, though sometimes used as a noun, whereas diacritical is only ever an adjective. Some diacritical marks, such as the acute and grave are often called accents. Diacritical marks may appear above or below a letter, or in some other position such as within the letter or between two letters. The main use of diacritical marks in the Latin script is to change the sound-value of the letter to which they are added. Examples from English are the diaereses in naïve and Noël, which show that the vowel with the diaeresis mark is pronounced separately from the preceding vowel; the acute and grave accents, which can indicate that a final vowel is to be pronounced, as in saké and poetic breathèd, and the cedilla under the "c" in the borrowed French word façade, which shows it is pronounced /s/ rather than /k/.

Definition of diacritic in the English dictionary

The definition of diacritic in the dictionary is Also called: diacritical mark. a sign placed above or below a character or letter to indicate that it has a different phonetic value, is stressed, or for some other reason.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DIACRITIC


arthritic
ɑːˈθrɪtɪk
critic
ˈkrɪtɪk
dendritic
dɛnˈdrɪtɪk
eccritic
ekˈkrɪtɪk
endocritic
ˌendəʊˈkrɪtɪk
epicritic
ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk
eucritic
juːˈkrɪtɪk
ferritic
fɛˈrɪtɪk
hypercritic
ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪk
hypocritic
ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪk
nephritic
nɪˈfrɪtɪk
oneirocritic
əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪk
osteoarthritic
ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθrɪtɪk
picritic
pɪˈkrɪtɪk
pleuritic
plʊəˈrɪtɪk
porphyritic
ˌpɔːfɪˈrɪtɪk
Prakritic
prɑːˈkrɪtɪk
pruritic
prʊəˈrɪtɪk
Sanskritic
sænˈskrɪtɪk
Sybaritic
ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIACRITIC

diachronous
diachrony
diachylon
diachylum
diacid
diacidic
diacodion
diacodium
diaconal
diaconate
diaconicon
diacoustic
diacritical
diacritical mark
diacritically
diact
diactinal
diactine
diactinic
diactinism

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIACRITIC

antiarthritic
antipruritic
chloritic
chondritic
dioritic
diphtheritic
drama critic
evaporitic
film critic
granodioritic
Himyaritic
lateritic
literary critic
meteoritic
micrometeoritic
music critic
neritic
neuritic
phosphoritic
politic
pyritic

Synonyms and antonyms of diacritic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «diacritic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIACRITIC

Find out the translation of diacritic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of diacritic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «diacritic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

音调符号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

diacrítico
570 millions of speakers

English

diacritic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशेषक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التشكيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

диакритика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diacrítico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বৈশিষ্ট্যসূচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

signe diacritique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diacritic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

diakritisches Zeichen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

付加記号
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

분음 부호
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diacritic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm tiêu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலிக்குறியீட்டுப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सांध्यासंबंधी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayırıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diacritico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

diakrytyczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

діакрітіка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

diacritic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διακριτικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diakritiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

diacritic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diakritisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of diacritic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIACRITIC»

The term «diacritic» is regularly used and occupies the 82.140 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIACRITIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about diacritic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIACRITIC»

Discover the use of diacritic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to diacritic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A Guide ...
The diacritic [h] is used to indicate a release of air after a consonant, most commonly between a voiceless plosive and a vowel as in [thai] tie. Two different phonation types which are used contrastively by some languages, creaky voice and ...
International Phonetic Association, 1999
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Phonetic Symbol Guide
With sixty-one new entries, an expanded glossary of phonetic terms, added symbol charts, and a full index, this book will be an indispensable reference guide for students and professionals in linguistics, phonetics, anthropology, philology, ...
Geoffrey K. Pullum, William A. Ladusaw, 2013
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Text, Speech and Dialogue: 13th International Conference, ...
There are 3.58 million different word forms in the corpus (880 thousand without any diacritic letter and 2.7 million with at least one diacritic letter). The first step of the learning phase is the separation of ambiguous and unambiguous words from  ...
Petr Sojka, Aleš Horak, Ivan Kopecek, 2010
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Unicode Explained
The meanings of diacritic marks vary greatly by language. For example, in French , the acute on é affects the quality of the vowel in pronunciation; in Hungarian, the acute indicates that the vowel is long; in Spanish, that the vowel has stress.
Jukka Korpela, 2006
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Handbook of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South ...
The diacritic for labialization [ _ ] may be written below any consonant symbol to indicate the acoustic effect of lip rounding. When written below a symbol for a bilabial consonant, the diacritic indicates protrusion of the lips, often resulting in a  ...
William A. Kretzschmar, 1993
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Diacritics: Diacritic
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books Llc, 2010
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How Children Learn to Write Words
its name, dĺžeň 'lengthener', expresses that function. The háček diacritic ‹ˇ› in slovak is called mäkčeň 'softener', an attempt to describe how the diacritic changes the pronunciation of the consonant on which it appears, a sort of palatalization. it ...
Burke and Elizabeth High Baker Professor of Child Development Psychology Rebecca Treiman, Rebecca Treiman, Associate Professor of Psychology Brett Kessler, 2014
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A Guide to Morphosyntax-phonology Interface Theories: How ...
having been discussed: the local option was thrown over board together with ( diacritic) boundaries. Or, in other words, the local baby was thrown out with the diacritic bathwater. Both properties, however, are logically independent: a local ...
Tobias Scheer, 2011
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A Lateral Theory of Phonology
The two quotes clearly show that prosodic constituency, just as hash marks, is a diacritic: it serves no other purpose than replicating phonologically relevant morpho-syntactic information in phonology. This is the essence of diacritic translation, ...
Tobias Scheer, 2012
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South Indian Scripts in Sanskrit Manuscripts and Prints: ...
A hook is added at the lower right to distinguish between initial cfj, ä- and стЧ a-, and likewise between diacritic □ -й and □ -u (in fñj^ ñü, pü, Ly yü, 61^ vü). Similarly, the end of initial 6J> o- is curled to distinguish it from 6J> о-. An added 6ТГ ...
Reinhold Grünendahl, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIACRITIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term diacritic is used in the context of the following news items.
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'The Old Vedic language had its origin outside the subcontinent. But …
... please use appropriate diacritic marks and an Indic alphabet set like IAST/NLK that reflect the precise pronunciation of words, otherwise you ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
2
Jazz, simfonic, pop pe o căldură toridă - Cotidianul
... Române, la Editura Ariergarda, şi Istoria ciumei din Banat 1730-1740/Geschichte der Pest im Banat, deAnton von Hammer (Editura Diacritic). «Cotidianul, Jul 15»
3
Father's Day Remembrances
... the long and short vowels and the dipthongs generally appear as diacritic symbols. This means that at least eight additional keys are needed ... «CounterPunch, Jun 15»
4
Live Review: Maverick Sabre, REVERB – The Roof Gardens, London
The Skints, in particular performed a diacritic acoustic set – championed with a melodica and suave reggae vocals, their cover of The Smiths' ... «Fortitude Magazine, Jun 15»
5
The Festival of Insignificance review – Milan Kundera lacks vim
I took to walking around with the book sticking out of my blazer pocket, putting a Czech diacritic over the “s” in my surname. The Book of ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Rekha Bhardwaj to bring soul to Dubai
For example, when they use words like khuda or khatam, they use it without putting the right phonetic or nuqta (a diacritic mark to represent ... «gulfnews.com, Jun 15»
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Promotes Henry Simmons to Regular Cast …
I say those, write those... but mostly as jokes, when I say those it always feels like I'm quoting a tv character :p The diacritic signs put together as ... «TV.com, Jun 15»
8
Gadfly: Out of step in wedding waltz
But Gadfly is aware of others, and it's not only the diacritic-prone Tyler Brûlé, who grumble that we've become this frightful backwater at the ... «The Saturday Paper, May 15»
9
Orlando speller finishes 9th at Scripps National Spelling Bee
During the finals televised live on ESPN, Siyona did everything possible to spell "haĉek": a wedge-shaped diacritic placed over a letter to ... «Orlando Sentinel, May 15»
10
Unofficial Fix For The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC Save Import Bug
Witcher 2" there are diacritic symbols like Polish/Cyrlic. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Thankfully, Reddit user Anakin1000 has discovered a simple ... «Gamepur, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Diacritic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/diacritic>. Sep 2019 ».
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