Definition of diacritical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkl//
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used to describe marks such as accents, 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 marks