|1.||Also called: diacritical mark a sign placed above or below a character or letter to indicate that it has a different phonetic value, is stressed, or for some other reason|
|2.||another word for diacritical|
|[C17: from Greek diakritikos serving to distinguish, from diakrinein, from |
diacritic di·a·crit·ic (dī'ə-krĭt'ĭk) or di·a·crit·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
Diagnostic or distinctive.