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Definition of diacritic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

diacritic

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈkrɪt̮ɪk//
 
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a mark such as an accent, placed over, under, or through a letter in some languages, to show that the letter should be pronounced in a different way from the same letter without a mark
diacritical
 
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NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈkrɪt̮ɪkl//
 
adjective diacritical marks
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: diacritic