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Definition of "accent mark" []

  • A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked. (noun)
  • A mark used to represent specific stress on a note. (noun)
  • A mark placed after a letter designating a note of music to indicate the octave in which it occurs. (noun)
  • A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y''. (noun)
  • A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc., as in 12' 27'', meaning twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds. (noun)

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