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adjective [usually before noun]     acute pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    very serious or severe
  2. 2
    used for describing the senses and abilities of someone who notices things very quickly and easily

    an acute sense of smell

    her acute observations on life and love

  3. 3
    an acute accent is the mark ´ above a letter in some languages that shows it is pronounced in a particular way
    See also grave

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