from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a number of diacritical marks written above or below consonants to indicate a preceding or following vowel in languages that are usually written without vowel letters, as in Hebrew and Arabic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. in Arabic, Hebrew, and certain other Eastern and ancient languages, a mark placed above or below the consonant, or attached to it, representing the vowel, or vocal sound, which precedes or follows the consonant.
- n. See under Point, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mark placed below or near a consonant (as in Hebrew or Arabic) to indicate the spoken vowel
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