Definition of grave noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

grave2

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɡreɪv//
 
, NAmE//ɡrɑv//
 
(also grave accent)
 
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a mark placed over a vowel in some languages to show how it should be pronounced, as over the e in the French word père compare acute accent, circumflex, tilde, umlaut see also grave1
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: grave