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accent grave (plural accents grave)

  1. A grave accent.
    • 1991, Douglas J. Wolf, Microsoft Works Quick Reference, Carmel, IN: Que Corporation, →ISBN, page 128:
      The second method for shutting off the macro key is to type an accent grave (`). The key is usually located in the upper left corner of the keyboard. The accent grave symbol shares the key with the tilde symbol (~).
    • 2001, Endnote 5: Bibliographies Made Easy, Berkeley, CA: ISI ResearchSoft, Thomson Scientific, page 208:
      In order to print an actual semicolon or the prefix marker (\) as part of a citation, type an accent grave (`) before the character. The accent grave tells EndNote to treat the following character as regular text, and not as a significant character for parsing the citation.
    • 2010, Wallace Wang, “The Basics of Spreadsheets: Numbers, Labels, and Formulas”, in Office 2010 for Dummies, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, →ISBN, page 156:
      To display formulas in a spreadsheet, press Ctrl+` (an accent grave character, which appears on the same key as the ~ sign and often appears to the left of the number 1 key near the top of a keyboard).
    • 2010, “Using Technology in the Library”, in Kate Vande Brake, editor, Tips and Other Bright Ideas for Secondary School Libraries, volume 4, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, →ISBN, page 77:
      If you occasionally have to type a foreign word with special punctuation such as Español with the tilde over the “n” or Frère with an accent grave, it can be exasperating to find the right program within word processing.
    • 2016, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, A Thin Bright Line, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, →ISBN, page 182:
      Dorothy took a short breath. “Accent grave over the third e.” / Lucybelle laughed. She knew exactly what Dorothy was referring to. Anytime someone asked her name, the Vassar scholar said, “Geneviève, four e’s, accent grave over the third one.”
    • 2018 November 30, Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé, “How a family recipe taught me what’s at stake when Franco-Ontarians lose their roots”, in The Globe and Mail[1]:
      I glanced at the recipe. TOURTIÈRE, scrawled across the top of the white card in my mother’s unwieldy handwriting, an accent grave raising its head pointedly above the ‘E.’ Below, a list of ingredients.

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accent grave m (plural accents graves)

  1. grave accent
    Coordinate terms: accent aigu, accent circonflexe

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French accent grave.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /akˈsaŋ.ɡrɑːʋ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɑːʋ
  • Hyphenation: ac‧cent‧grave

Noun edit

accent grave m (definite singular accent graven, indefinite plural accent graver, definite plural accent gravene)

  1. (orthography) a grave accent (a diacritic mark ( ` ) used in many languages to distinguish the pronunciations of vowels.)
    Synonyms: gravis, gravistegn
    Antonyms: accent aigu, akutt, akutt aksent, akutt-tegn
    • 1985, Gerd Brantenberg, Ved fergestedet, page 153:
      [lærerinnen] kom med accent aigu og accent grave. Og det underlige skjedde at Frida Grytum i løpet av få uker hadde ført Paris inn i klasseværelset
      [the teacher] came with acute accent and grave accent. And the strange thing happened that in a few weeks Frida Grytum had brought Paris into the classroom

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