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  Definition of accent
  1. a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
  2. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
  3. distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn''t suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
  4. the 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"
  5. special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"
  6. put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
  7. to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
Similar Words: accent mark, stress, emphasis, speech pattern, dialect, idiom, accentuate, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate

 

Hyponyms: stress mark, acute accent, acute, ague, grave accent, grave, accentuation, tonic accent, pitch accent, word stress, word accent, sentence stress, drawl, eye dialect, patois, stress, focus, background, play down, downplay, bring out, set off, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, bear down, topicalize, point up, drive home, ram home, press home, underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise

 

Derivational Morphology: stress, accentuate, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, dialect, idiom, accent mark, speech pattern, emphasis, accentuation, emphasizing, accenting, focus

 

Anagrams: catena

 

 
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