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Meaning of "diacritical" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DIACRITICAL

diacritical  [ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIACRITICAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Diacritical is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DIACRITICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

diacritical

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 diacritical in the English dictionary

The definition of diacritical in the dictionary is of or relating to a diacritic. Other definition of diacritical is showing up a distinction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DIACRITICAL


acritical
eɪˈkrɪtɪkəl
anchoritical
ˌæŋkəˈrɪtɪkəl
critical
ˈkrɪtɪkəl
hypercritical
ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl
hypocritical
ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl
meteoritical
ˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪkəl
nephritical
neˈfrɪtɪkəl
noncritical
ˌnɒnˈkrɪtɪkəl
oneirocritical
əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪkəl
overcritical
ˌəʊvəˈkrɪtɪkəl
pleuritical
plʊəˈrɪtɪkəl
precritical
priːˈkrɪtɪkəl
pyritical
paɪˈrɪtɪkəl
soritical
sɒˈrɪtɪkəl
subcritical
sʌbˈkrɪtɪkəl
supercritical
ˌsuːpəˈkrɪtɪkəl
sybaritical
ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪkəl
tritical
ˈtrɪtɪkəl
ultracritical
ˌʌltrəˈkrɪtɪkəl
uncritical
ʌnˈkrɪtɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIACRITICAL

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIACRITICAL

aeronautical
alphabetical
analytical
chemical
elliptical
grammatical
hypothetical
identical
mathematical
metical
mystical
nautical
optical
pharmaceutical
political
practical
skeptical
statistical
tactical
theoretical
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Synonyms and antonyms of diacritical in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «diacritical» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIACRITICAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

变音
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

diacrítica
570 millions of speakers

English

diacritical
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशेषक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التشكيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

диакритическим
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diacrítico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বৈশিষ্ট্যসূচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

diacritique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diacritical
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

diakritisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

発音を区別する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구별
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diacritical
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phân biệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சப்த மாற்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उच्चारभेदक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aksan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diacritico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

diakrytyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

діакритичним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

diacritic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διακριτικά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diakritiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

diakritiskt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diakritiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of diacritical

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIACRITICAL»

The term «diacritical» is very widely used and occupies the 17.111 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIACRITICAL» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIACRITICAL»

Discover the use of diacritical in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to diacritical and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Diacritical Point and the Accents in Syriac
Segal basis his studies both on analysis of manuscripts at the British Museum, as well as the grammatical works of Syriac authors like Jacob of Edessa, Severus bar Shakko, Bar Ebroyo and others."--BOOK JACKET.
J. B. Segal, 2004
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Unicode Demystified: A Practical Programmer's Guide to the ...
Some of the characters in the ASCII and Latin- 1 block did double duty as diacritical marks and other things. For example, the tilde (~), originally intended as a diacritical mark, has also been used as a swung dash and as a mathematical ...
Richard Gillam, 2003
3
Traversing the Imaginary: Richard Kearney and the Postmodern ...
Imaginings,. Narratives,. and. Otherness: On. Diacritical. Hermeneutics. John. Rundell. In his trilogy, Philosophy at the Limit, and especially in its third volume, Strangers, Gods, and Monsters, Richard Kearney has reflected on the ways that real ...
Peter Gratton, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, 2007
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Picturing the World
Of course, it is not necessary that we know all the flower categories before we can apply any of them, but some internal differentiation is considered necessary according to the diacritical theory. This idea gives added force to the claim that ...
John Gilmour
5
More Than a Method: Trends and Traditions in Contemporary ...
Although this simple diacritical exercise is undoubtedly useful, I have argued that Thompson's application of the exercise is limited because his substitutions operate only at the level of the whole actor (McDonald). What Thompson does not ...
Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, Frank P. Tomasulo, 2004
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Phonics from A to Z: A Practical Guide
These markings are called diacritical marks. The chart below shows some of the most common diacritical marks. The two most common are the macron and the breve. The macron (") is used to represent long-vowel sounds, such as the /a/ ...
Wiley Blevins, 1998
7
Mad in Translation
I use c for “century” to save space and for the reason explained for the ampersand, ਄, to share Japanese-style active reading w/ English-speakers & save space. Cloudy Marks. See diacritical marks. Diacritical Marks. ߆߇ߐߑߒߓߚߛߪ߫ޕThe first, ...
Robin D. Gill, 2009
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Uhlemann's Syriac grammar, tr. by E. Hutchinson. With a ...
Diacritical points sometimes mark particular tenses and persons of verbs (§ 4. Rem.). Rem. 2. — The vowel system of the Syrians began to be introduced in the time of Mohammed. Then and even after the system was completed by introducing ...
Friedrich Gottlob Uhlemann, 1855
9
Dictionary of the Efïk Language, in Two Parts: I. Efïk and ...
In their system, which seems to be uniform, they use the common vowel marks ; and, at least in the Mpongwe, italic letters, but no diacritical mark on any consonant. The Akra and Fantee languages, which latter is closely connected with the ...
Hugh Goldie, 1862
10
The Classical Journal
XV. of the Classical Journal you favored me with the insertion of an article, proposing for consideration a new and improved edition of the Hebrew Bible ; an edition with the diacritical Hebrew points, addressed to your learned correspondents.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIACRITICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term diacritical is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Radicals can't match Quranic infographics
In the early days of Islam, words were written without diacritical dots because Arabs were eloquent and could easily differentiate between ... «The National, Jun 15»
2
Super Quiz: The Qwerty Keyboard
What is the only U.S. state name that can be typed on one row of keys? What is the name of this diacritical mark ~? What is the longest common ... «NWAOnline, Jun 15»
3
Distinguished Young Woman of America Maire Nakada step …
Maire is Irish for Mary and is roughly pronounced moy-ra. There is also a diacritical mark -- a right-slanting line called a sineadh fada -- over the ... «AL.com, Jun 15»
4
Outrigger Resorts and Blue Note Entertainment Group Partner to …
In mediums where the reproduction of these markings is true (i.e., in print), diacritical markings will be used. If a communication crosses several ... «PR Web, Jun 15»
5
An Open Letter to Pakistani Muslims
... in its absolute beauty and utterly logical, mathematical way, can change the meaning of a word by just one diacritical mark (basically saying ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
6
Accused of lying about race, she may have misled more
In various places on the Internet, Dolezal often uses the ž with a diacritical mark in her surname, a letter in the Czech alphabet. "There are ... «WTSP 10 News, Jun 15»
7
New neighborhood seafood spots; BBQ and pizza in Frelard | News …
FRĒLARD PIZZA COMPANY: Ethan Stowell's second pizza place is up and running. The diacritical mark (which is technically correct, though ... «The Seattle Times, Jun 15»
8
Apalon Unveils New and Improved Rich Media Apps for Facebook …
The app includes a wide selection of universal fonts (supporting diacritical alphabets) and vivid colors to reflect the user's unique sense of style ... «Virtual-Strategy Magazine, Jun 15»
9
Romania enforces diacritical marks on domain registration – how …
Nowadays, many Romanians don't use diacritical marks when writing in Romanian anymore, so the recent decision to include diacritical marks ... «Romania-Insider.com, Jun 15»
10
Orlando student places 9th at National Spelling Bee
During the contest, Siyona was given the word "haček," a word for the diacritical mark placed over a letter — as in the č in the word, itself ... «Bay News 9, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Diacritical [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/diacritical>. Feb 2020 ».
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