circumflex

Part of speech: noun

A mark used over a letter to indicate the combination of a rising with a falling tone.

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Usage examples "circumflex":

  1. D. Axillary plexus of nerves, of which d is a branch on the coracoid border of the axillary artery; e, the musculo- cutaneous nerve, piercing the coraco- brachialis muscle; f, the ulnar nerve; g, musculo- spiral nerve; h, the median nerve; i, the circumflex nerve. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.
  2. Exclamations often have a circumflex inflection, as " Really!" - "The Principles of English Versification", Paull Franklin Baum.