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diacritic (noun) – A mark, such as the cedilla of façade or the acute accent of résumé, added to a letter to indicate a special phonetic value or distinguish words that are otherwise graphically identical.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1690s, of sounds, from Greek diakritikos “that separates or distinguishes,” from diakrinein “to separate one from another,” from dia- (see dia-) + krinein “to separate, decide, judge”.

 


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