Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: acute
IPA transcription: [əkj'ut]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: acute
    Meaning: having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients"
  • Synonyms: acute, intense
    Meaning: extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
  • Synonyms: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp
    Meaning: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: acute_accent, acute, ague
    Meaning: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Usage examples
  • This one had been a shade more acute than most, and the drop into amity again was a shade more precipitous.
  • The longing to save her from misery was acute, that, and his own love, prompted by the urging of the desire within him.
  • On the opposite wall near the acute angle stood a small plain wooden chest of drawers looking, as it were, lost in a desert.
  • She had no sooner, however, begun to knit than her very acute sense of touch noticed something wrong with the wool she was using.
  • And when persons are suffering from acute pain, you must have heard them say that there is nothing pleasanter than to get rid of their pain?
  • He could not live for long away from them without a strange, acute nostalgia that stole his peace of mind and consequently his strength of body.
  • The light came from the end wall, and grew ever brighter until its intolerable glare caused my eyes acute pain, and involuntarily I closed them.
  • His most acute emotion he expressed by fingering the right-hand side of his ragged beard, whilst his eyes seemed to smoulder as his thoughts slowly took shape.
  • The hearing of the Australian aboriginal is acute, and his talent for mimicry astonishing; he can imitate the notes of every bird and the call of every animal with perfect accuracy.
  • His feelings were so acute and his remorse so great that, in their pity, they had resolved to spare him; and then, on the spot, entered into a solemn compact that no one should be told.