English - English Dictionary

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accentingthe act of giving special importance or significance to something
accentuationthe act of giving special importance or significance to something
accentorsmall sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
accenta diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
accent marka diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
acute accenta mark ('') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
grave accenta mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
accentthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
accentuationthe use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
tonic accentemphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
pitch accentemphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
word accentthe distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
accentual systemthe system of accentuation used in a particular language
accentdistinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn''t suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
accentthe usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"
accentspecial importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"
accentput stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
accentuateput stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
accentto stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
accentuateto stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
accentual(of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity; "accentual poetry is based on the number of stresses in a line"; "accentual rhythm"
accentedused of syllables or musical beats
unaccentednot bearing a stress or accent; "short vowels are unstressed"
unaccentedused of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress; "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable"; "a weak stress on the second syllable"
accentedused of syllables; "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"