In Italian, accent marks (diacritical marks) are added or attached to a letter to distinguish it from another of similar form, to give it a particular phonetic value, or to indicate stress.

In Italian, accent marks (diacritical marks) are added or attached to a letter to distinguish it from another of similar form, to give it a particular phonetic value, or to indicate stress. This tag refers to orthographic marks and not to the pronunciation characteristic of a given region or geographical location.

There are four accent marks in Italian:

  • accento acuto (acute accent) [ ´ ]
  • accento grave (grave accent) [ ` ]
  • accento circonflesso (circumflex accent) [ ˆ ]
  • dieresi (diaresis) [ ¨ ]