See also: acuté
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA: /əˈkjuːt/
- (General American) enPR: ə-kyo͞ot′, IPA: /əˈkjut/
- Brief, quick, short.
- High or shrill.
- Antonym: grave
- an acute accent or tone
- Intense; sensitive; sharp.
- (botany) With the sides meeting directly to form an acute angle (at an apex or base).
- (geometry, of an angle) Less than 90 degrees.
- Antonym: obtuse
- The teacher pointed out the acute angle.
- (geometry, of a triangle) Having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
- (linguistics, chiefly historical) Of an accent or tone: generally higher than others.
- (phonology, dated, of a sound) Sharp, produced in the front of the mouth. (See Grave and acute on Wikipedia.)
- Coordinate term: grave
- (medicine) Of an abnormal condition of recent or sudden onset, in contrast to delayed onset; this sense does not imply severity, unlike the common usage.
- He dropped dead of an acute illness.
- (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
- (orthography) After a letter of the alphabet: having an acute accent.
- The last letter of ‘café’ is ‘e’ acute.
- accent acute
- acute-angled triangle
- acute-phase protein
- acute abdo
- acute abdomen
- acute accent
- acute angle
- acute cystitis
- acute flaccid myelitis
- acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- acute membranous gingivitis
- acute mountain sickness
- acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
- acute oak decline
- acute radiation syndrome
- acute retroviral syndrome
- acute sedge
- acute toxicity
- acute triangle
- acute ulcerative gingivitis
- double acute accent
- gravo-acute accent
- severe acute respiratory syndrome
acute (plural acutes)
- (medicine, informal) A person who has the acute form of a disorder, such as schizophrenia.
- (linguistics, chiefly historical) An accent or tone higher than others.
- Antonym: grave
- (orthography) An acute accent (´).
- The word ‘cafe’ often has an acute over the ‘e’.
- (transitive, phonetics) To give an acute sound to.
- He acutes his rising inflection too much.
- (transitive, archaic) To make acute; to sharpen, to whet.
- first/third-person singular present subjunctive of acutar
- IPA: /ɑˈky.tə/
- Inflected form of acuut.
- IPA: /a.kyt/
- Homophone: acutes
- feminine singular of acut
acute (not comparable)
- IPA: /aˈku.te/
- Hyphenation: a‧cù‧te
acute f pl
- feminine plural of acuto
- vocative masculine singular of acūtus