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Definitions and Synonyms of diacritic | Another word for diacritic | What is diacritic?

Definition 1: a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for diacritic in the sense of this definition

(diacritic is a kind of ...) a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

"his answer was just a punctuation mark"

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel to indicate a change in sound in some languages

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (~) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

(... is a kind of diacritic ) a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel to indicate that it does not form a diphthong with an adjacent vowel

Definition 2: capable of distinguishing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where diacritic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • students having superior diacritic powers
  • the diacritic elements in culture

Synonyms for diacritic in the sense of this definition

(diacritic is similar to ...) showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

"the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

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