Definition of Grave accent

1. Noun. A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.

Exact synonyms: Grave
Generic synonyms: Accent, Accent Mark



Definition of Grave accent

1. Noun. A diacritic mark ( ? ) used in many languages to distinguish the pronunciations of vowels. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grave Accent

graunts
graupel
graupels
grauwacke
grauwackes
grav
gravadlax
gravadlaxes
gravamen
gravamens
gravamina
gravastar
gravastars
gravatar
grave
grave accent (current term)
grave accents
grave marker
grave markers
grave mound
grave robber
grave robbing
grave wax
graveclothes
graved
gravedigger
gravediggers
gravegliaite
gravel
gravel pit

Literary usage of Grave accent

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1. A Grammar of the Greek Language by Alpheus Crosby (1864)
"IV.) The CONNECTION OF WORDS in discourse, as follows. A. grave accent. ... The syllable over which the grave accent is written is still regarded as acute, ..."

2. A Handbook to Modern Greek by Edgar Vincent D'Abernon, T. G. Dickson, Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1881)
"The grave accent can only stand on the last syllable. For rules respecting use of the grave accent see §.. § 9. THE CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT. t. ..."

3. Principles of English Etymology by Walter William Skeat (1891)
"It was held by the ancient Greek grammarians that every unaccented syllable had in reality the grave accent; consequently a word like ..."

4. Monthly Review (1798)
""The grave accent is not marked, except it be upon the last syllable «f ... The grave accent is an unnecessary and superfluous appendage > as much so as the ..."

5. The British Critic: A New Review (1794)
"We {hall take this opportunity of hazarding a flight conjecture. From the frequent recurrence of the grave accent where it never can be placed, ..."

6. The British Critic, and Quarterly Theological Review by John Henry Newman, James Shergold Boone (1794)
"From the frequent recurrence of the grave accent where it never can be placed, and the frequent ... breathing for a grave accent, ..."

7. The Classical Journal (1812)
"This word is printed with three mistakes : on the first syllable there is a grave accent for a rough breathing ; in the third there is ax^or x, and, ..."

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