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breve
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 4
1. Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any court.
2. The great ant thrush of Sumatra ( Pitta gigas), which has a very short tail.
3. A curved mark [] used commonly to indicate the short quantity of a vowel.
Examples of usage:
  • 43. What is the use of the Breve? - "1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading", B. A. Hathaway.
  • 13. Give words showing the use of the Breve. - "1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading", B. A. Hathaway.
  • 25. Give example where y is marked with the Breve. - "1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading", B. A. Hathaway.
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