What is breve?

  • (noun): A diacritical mark (u-curved) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound.

Breve

A breve (/ˈbriːv/; ; from the Latin brevis “short, brief”) is a diacritical mark ˘, shaped like the bottom half of a circle. It resembles the caron (the wedge or háček in Czech), but is rounded, while the caron has a sharp tip. Compare Ǎ ǎ Ě ě Ǐ ǐ Ǒ ǒ Ǔ ǔ (caron) with Ă ă Ĕ ĕ Ĭ ĭ Ŏ ŏ Ŭ ŭ (breve).

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List Of Precomposed Latin Characters In Unicode - Letters With Diacritics
... acute and dot above Ṥṥ breve Ăă Ĕĕ Ğğ Ĭĭ Ŏŏ Ŭŭ breve and acute Ắắ breve and dot below Ặặ breve and grave ...
Breve - Encoding
... Unicode and HTML code (decimal numeric character reference) for breve characters ... Name Letter Unicode HTML breve (single) ̆ U+02D8 #728 combining breve ̆ U+0306 #774 combining breve below ̮ U+032E #814 combining inverted breve below ...
Alla Breve - Historical Usage
... Prior to 1600 the term alla breve derives from the system of mensural or proportional notation (also called proportio dupla) in which note values (and their graphical shapes) were related by the ratio 21 ... place on the whole note (semibreve) to the double whole note (breve) ... modern term of "cut time", did not always have the same meaning as alla breve ...
Double Whole Note
... In music, a double whole note (American) or breve (British) is a note lasting twice as long as a whole note (or semibreve) ... In medieval mensural notation, the brevis (ancestor of the modern breve) was one of the shortest note lengths (hence its name, which is the Latin cognate of "brief") (Read 1969, 14) ... In modern notation, a breve is represented in two ways by a hollow oval note head, like a whole note, with one or two vertical lines on either side, as on ...
Caffè Breve - Variations
... A Mocha Breve is a similarly prepared drink with an ounce of chocolate, and is typically served with whipped cream ... An Iced Breve is a Caffe breve served over ice ...