Complete Definition of "circumflex"

English
Pronunciation
italbrac|RP IPA|/ËsÉËkÉmËflÉks/
italbrac|US IPA|/ËsÉËkÉmËflÉks/
audio|en-us-circumflex.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
From w:Latin language|Latin circumflexus, (bent about) past participle of circumflectere, used as a loan-tr. of w:Greek language|Greek perispomenos, literally drawn-around.

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. orthography: A diacritical mark (Ë) placed over a vowel in certain languages to change its pronunciation; also used in combination with certain consonant|consonants in Esperanto to create w:Esperanto_orthography|additional letters.

Adjective
circumflex

  1. Having this mark.

#* ê is e circumflex.

  1. curving|Curving around

#* The circumflex coronary artery

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