Accent Mark

  • (noun): A diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation.
    Synonyms: accent

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The Kids In The Hall - Television Show - Show Contents - Recurring Sketches and Characters
... The Chicken Lady Mark McKinney played a half-human half-chicken who is completely oblivious to how freakish and terrifying people find her ... After the end of the The Kids in the Hall television show, Mark McKinney became a Saturday Night Live cast member, and brought Darill onto that show ... nasal voice with a slight eastern European accent, followed by making a crushing noise ...
Accent (music) - Accent Marks
... In music notation, an accent mark indicates a louder dynamic to apply to a single note or an articulation mark ... The most common is the horizontal accent, the fourth symbol in the diagram above this is the symbol that most musicians mean when they say accent mark ... The vertical accent, third in the diagram, may be stronger or weaker than the horizontal accent composers have never been consistent in using these markings ...
Reforms Of Portuguese Orthography - Orthographic Standardization - Basic Principles
... Since word stress can be distinctive in Portuguese, the acute accent was used to mark the stressed vowel whenever it doesn't fall over the predicted vowel, more or less as in the orthographies of Spanish and ... For example, the verb critica "he criticizes" bears no accent mark, because it is stressed on the syllable before the last one, like most words that end in -a, but the noun crítica "criticism" requires an accent mark ... see Portuguese phonology), high stressed vowels were marked with a circumflex accent, â, ê, ô, to be differentiated from the low stressed vowels ...

Famous quotes related to accent mark:

    An accent mark, perhaps, instead of a whole western accent—a point of punctuation rather than a uniform twang. That is how it should be worn: as a quiet point of character reference, an apt phrase of sartorial allusion—macho, sotto voce.
    Phil Patton (b. 1953)