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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound..

Usage examples (29)
  • The breve is also used in scanning poetry, where it marks an unstressed syllable
  • A "breve" is an espresso drink that uses half and half in place of milk.
  • A breve is a note in music.
  • | In this text the breve has been represented with | for more
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