|E with grave|
|Writing system||Latin script|
|Language of origin||French|
"È", "è" is a letter.
- The letter E with a grave accent.
- In English, the letter è is sometimes used in the past tense or past participle 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.