Diacritic

Entertainment / Literature / Diacritic: An accent or change to a normal alphabetical letter to differentiate its pronunciation.

Ictus

Entertainment / Literature / Ictus: (Latin, 'blow,' or 'stroke') An artificial stress or diacritical accent placed over the top of particular syllables in a line of poetry to indicate which syllables the poet wants the reader to stress MORE

Tilde

Entertainment / Literature / Tilde: A diacritic marking usd in languages like Spanish and Portugeuse. It looks like this: ~, and the tilde appears over another letter. MORE

Wedge

Business / Finance / Wedge: A pricing theory that the price of a security reflects the past price and trading history of the security. Theory implies that security prices follow a random walk. Related: Semistrong-form efficiency MORE

Hook

Entertainment / Bowling / Hook: A ball that breaks rather sharply toward the pocket, as opposed to a curve. MORE

Umlaut

Entertainment / Literature / Umlaut: (1) Jacob Grimm's term for the process of assimilating a vowel to another sound in the following syllable. This process is also called mutation. This process is responsible for many unusual plurals in MORE

Macron

Entertainment / Literature / Macron: A diacritical mark in the form of a horizontal line indicating the vowel beneath it is long. MORE

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