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|E with grave|
|Writing system||Latin script|
|Language of origin||French|
"È" is a letter.
- The letter E with a grave accent.
- In English, the letter è is sometimes used in the past tense forms of verbs in poetic texts to indicate that the final syllable should be pronounced separately. For example, blessèd would indicate the pronunciation // BLESS-id rather than // BLEST. It also occurs in loanwords such as Italian caffè.
- In Emilian, è is used to represent [ɛː], e.g. lèt [lɛːt] "bed". In Romagnol, it represents [ɛ], e.g. vècc' [vɛtʃː] "old men".
- In French, it always represents a [ɛ] sound of letter e when this is at the end of a syllable.
- È means "is" in modern Italian [ɛ], e.g. il cane è piccolo meaning "the dog is small". It is derived from Latin ĕst and is accented to distinguish it from the conjunction e meaning "and". È is also used to mark a stressed [ɛ] at the end of a word only, as in caffè.
- È (è) is used in Limburgish for the [ɛ] sound, like in the word 'Sjtèl'.
- È in Norwegian (both Bokmål and Nynorsk) is used some words to denote a longer vowel such as in karrière (career).
- È (è) is also used for an [ɤ] with a falling tone in pinyin, the Chinese language roman-alphabet transcription system. The word 鄂, consisting only of this vowel, is an abbreviation for the Hubei province of the People's Republic of China.
- È (è) is also used in Macedonian Latin as an equivalent of the letter ye with grave (Ѐ, ѐ).
- È (è) is used to mark the long vowel sounds [ɛː] and [eː] in Scottish Gaelic.
- È (è) is used in Vietnamese to represent the letter "E" with the dấu huyền tone. It can also combine with "Ê" to form "Ề".
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER E WITH GRAVE||LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH GRAVE|
|UTF-8||195 136||C3 88||195 168||C3 A8|
|Numeric character reference||È
|Named character reference||È||è|
- Microsoft Windows user's computer can type an "è" by pressing Alt+0232 or Alt+138 on the numeric pad of the keyboard. "È" can be typed by pressing Alt+0200 or Alt+212.
- Ye with grave, a Cyrillic letter with a similar glyph.