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Meaning of "diacritical mark" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DIACRITICAL MARK

diacritical mark  [ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪk əl mɑːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIACRITICAL MARK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Diacritical mark is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES DIACRITICAL MARK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

diacritical mark

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/.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DIACRITICAL MARK


benchmark
ˈbɛntʃˌmɑːk
Bismarck
ˈbɪzmɑːk
bookmark
ˈbʊkˌmɑːk
Denmark
ˈdɛnmɑːk
earmark
ˈɪəˌmɑːk
Finnmark
ˈfɪnˌmɑːk
firemark
ˈfaɪəˌmɑːk
hallmark
ˈhɔːlˌmɑːk
landmark
ˈlændˌmɑːk
marc
mɑːk
mark
mɑːk
marque
mɑːk
mat.
mɑːk
remark
rɪˈmɑːk
remarque
rɪˈmɑːk
smaak
smɑːk
telemark
ˈtɛlɪˌmɑːk
trademark
ˈtreɪdˌmɑːk
watermark
ˈwɔːtəˌmɑːk
waymark
ˈweɪˌmɑːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIACRITICAL MARK

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIACRITICAL MARK

black mark
check mark
class mark
Danmark
easy mark
exclamation mark
hash mark
high-water mark
identification mark
low-water mark
minute mark
on your mark
order mark
pass mark
punctuation mark
question mark
quotation mark
reference mark
skid mark
stretch mark
the mark

Synonyms and antonyms of diacritical mark in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «diacritical mark» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIACRITICAL MARK

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The translations of diacritical mark 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 mark» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变音记号
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

marca diacrítica
570 millions of speakers

English

diacritical mark
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विशेषक चिह्न
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علامة التشكيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

диакритическим знак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diacrítico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডায়াচুট্রিকাল মার্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

signe diacritique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanda diacritical
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

diakritische Zeichen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

発音区別符
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구별 마르크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tandha diacritical
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dấu phụ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துரோக மார்க்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उच्चार चिन्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aksan işareti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

segno diacritico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

znak diakrytyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

діакритичним знак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

semn diacritic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διακριτικά σήμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diakritiese punt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

diakritiskt tecken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diakritisk tegn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of diacritical mark

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIACRITICAL MARK»

The term «diacritical mark» is normally little used and occupies the 148.051 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIACRITICAL MARK» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIACRITICAL MARK»

Discover the use of diacritical mark in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to diacritical mark and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Trukese-English Dictionary
diabetes ("sugar sickness"). diacritical mark esissinnen mmak (esissin) (nu. phr.): punctuation mark, diacritical mark. tti%2 (nu.): dot (as made by pen or by finger poked in sand), period (in writing), spot, diacritical mark (as dieresis). tiki2 (vo.) ...
‎1990
2
Technical Reference Manual for the Standardization of ...
2. The Khmer diacritical mark • or • written above an d-series consonant (except U and tfl; see „ 11 note 4) changes it to the d-series: UTlti heang. The diacritical mark • written above an d-series ii consonant changes it to the d-series: EU& ...
‎2007
3
Unicode Demystified: A Practical Programmer's Guide to the ...
For example, the tilde (~), originally intended as a diacritical mark, has also been used as a swung dash and as a mathematical operator (it's a logical-not operator in some programming languages, for example), and the glyph that's used for ...
Richard Gillam, 2003
4
Lingo in a Nutshell
Release both keys, and then enter the character over which the diacritical mark should appear. For example, "e" is created using Qption-e then pressing "e" again; "e" is created using Option- v (the "*" key is in the upper left corner of most  ...
Bruce Epstein, 1998
5
Remote Access to Online Catalogs
On terminals or microcomputers which do not allow correct display of diacritical marks, the existence of the mark 1s usually Indicated by a colon (:) preceding the letter to which the diacritical mark belongs. When entering a search, diacritical ...
‎1988
6
Garner's Modern American Usage
But in photographic, the accent shifts to the third syllable. 3. A diacritical mark ( commonly ́) used in writing to show how a syllable should be stressed in pronunciation. acute accent. In pronunciation, a diacritical mark ( ́) indicating that the letter ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
7
Terms Used in Bionomenclature: The Naming of Organisms and ...
... in groups with later starting points than the principal one and that were implemented retroactivly. diacritic: a diacritical mark (q.v.). diacritical mark: a mark to indicate different pronunciation of a letter or a different letter, e.g. an accent, cedilla, ...
D. L. Hawksworth, 2010
8
The Latest and Best of TESS: The Educational Software Selector
20 overstrike accents and diacritical mark keys have automatic, non-deleting backspacing for typing over any letter or symbol. Includes alphabets of Russian Ukrainian, Byelorussian, etc. Not copy protected. Network version available.
‎1991
9
Heritage of Scribes: The Relation of Rovas Scripts to ...
9.2.7-1 ̧ ZT Nikolsburg Alphabet, 15th c., Fig. 9.2.5-2 Table 9.1.8-1: The historical Szekely-Hungarian Rovas ligatures and their examples in relics 9.1.9. Sound length and the diacritical mark Long vowels and consonants were not marked in ...
Gábor Hosszú, 2012
10
From Dickens to Dracula: Gothic, Economics, and Victorian ...
In Marx's formula, the diacritical mark carries all of these meanings and is a ghostly linguistic rem(a)inder of the material relation Marx tries to describe but which it is impossible to represent because it is only a hanging/ haunting mark.
Gail Turley Houston, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIACRITICAL MARK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term diacritical mark is used in the context of the following news items.
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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»
2
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»
3
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»
4
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»
5
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»
6
Macon pastor arrested on rape, child molestation charges
José has a diacritical mark above the e. Jose is the English transliteration of the Hebrew and Aramaic name Yose. Since he was a minister, ... «Macon Telegraph, May 15»
7
Brooklyn Author Recreates Borges' Library of Babel as Infinite Website
But if we acknowledge that something as simple as a diacritical mark has something to tell us, than any attempt at a universal language will ... «Flavorwire, Apr 15»
8
Minn. Town Outraged After Double Dots Over Its Letter 'O' Are Dropped
The new road signs for Lindstrom dropped the diacritical mark over the letter "o" — known as an umlaut. The area has deep Scandinavian roots ... «NPR, Apr 15»
9
A double dot victory: Dayton restores umlauts to Lindström
A MnDOT spokeswoman said the agency interprets the order to apply to any Minnesota community that requests a diacritical mark from a ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Apr 15»
10
Hitchin pub's rogue apostrophe is away with the angels...
The soon-to-be opened JD Wetherspoon pub in Sun Street has seen the confused punctuation mark – sometimes called a diacritical mark ... «Comet 24, Feb 15»

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