breve
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /bɹiːv/, /bɹɛv/
Noun

breve (plural breves)

  1. (orthography, printing) A semicircular diacritical mark (˘) placed above a vowel, commonly used to mark its quantity as short.
    Synonyms: micron
    Antonyms: macron
  2. (music) A double whole note.
  3. (legal) Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any court.
  4. (zoology) The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta gigas), which has a very short tail.
Translations
  • German: Breve, Verkürzungszeichen
  • Russian: кра́тка
Translations


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