Synonyms Of tilde

Definition Of tilde

noun

an accent (~) placed over Spanish n when pronounced ny (as in señor ) or Portuguese a or o when nasalized (as in São Paulo ), or over a vowel in phonetic transcription, indicating nasalization.

A tilde over the vowel indicates a high broken tone, in which the voice starts slightly above the middle of the normal speaking voice range, drops and then rises abruptly.

Example Of tilde

  • A tilde over the vowel indicates a high broken tone, in which the voice starts slightly above the middle of the normal speaking voice range, drops and then rises abruptly.

  • In modern Paraguayan orthography, the nasal vowels are represented with the nasal tilde (~) over the oral version of the vowel.

  • The tilde over the letter o is a dead giveaway as the other languages don't have it.

  • The fact that the singer was Spanish and that the programme printed the song title with a tilde might have been a clue, anyway.