grave accent

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Synonyms for grave accent

a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation


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His first name, ArsAne, even has a grave accent on it, yet he pronounces his surname 'Venger' in the Teutonic style.
Another "French Flies" Kickshaw is exhibited by Albert Ketelbey (1875-1959), an English composer of light music; the family name was stressed on the first syllable, but Albert decided to pronounce it with the stress on the second syllable, and added a grave accent to the second E.
Brevini calls Consonni's poetry "breezy," as wide open as the grave accent on the e and o or the circumflex on the tonic vowel e, as in paoi vecc, or as in these three splendid lines from "Vecc" (Old Folks): "So la porta / i ginoecc / spungen ul vent, "which the author himself translates as "On the doorway / the knees / goad the wind.
7, 12, 29, 31, 33 and 42) and se reglaient is spelt with a grave accent (p.
Editor's note: Mylene Farmer's first name is spelled with a grave accent above the first "e.