Tipcha (Hebrew: טִפְחָ֖א, also spelled Tifkha and other variant English spellings) is a cantillation mark commonly found in the Torah, Haftarah, and other books that are chanted.
The Tipcha is found in both the Etnachta group as the second member of that group, and in the Sof passuk group, though the melody varies slightly in each. While it is a weak sound, it is considered to be strongly than a Tevir
The Hebrew word טִפְחָ֖א translates into English as diagonal. It is related to the word tefach (טפך, measurement of the palm). The tipcha does not have a separating value of its own, being that it is in the middle of a set of words.
Tipcha occurs in the Torah 11,285 times, more than any other trope sound. Tipcha is the only trope sound to appear more than 10,000 times in the Torah.
The first word of the Torah בראשית (Bereshit) is on a Tipcha.