- simple past tense and past participle of
acuted (not comparable)
- (linguistics) Of a written word: exhibiting acute accent.
- (linguistics) Of a pronounced word: exhibiting a language-specific type of pitch accent or tone characterized by an acute accent mark in the respective language transcription or orthography.
- 1866, C[harles] B[agot] Cayley, “IX.—On the Verification of Homeric Accentuation.”, in Transactions of the Philological Society, London; Berlin: Published for the [Philological] Society by Asher & Co., […], OCLC 181759672, page 77:
- I do not suppose the Greeks altered the letters in exactly the same way, but rather that their acuted οί inclined toward the modern sound, or that the Ο was attenuated or altogether lost in it. The diphthong in unaccented syllables probably resembled the acuted rather than the circumflex; for before an enclitic it can only assume the acute accent.