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diacritical_mark

diacritical mark

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diacritical mark (plural diacritical marks)

  1. (orthography, typography) A symbol in writing used with a letter to indicate a different pronunciation, stress, tone, or meaning, also called "tone marks" when used to indicate tones, e.g. in Vietnamese or pinyin (romanised Mandarin Chinese).

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