Definitions for accent

Definitions for (noun) accent

Main entry: accent, accent mark

Definition: a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Main entry: emphasis, stress, accent

Definition: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Usage: he put the stress on the wrong syllable

Main entry: accent, speech pattern

Definition: distinctive manner of oral expression

Usage: he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent; she had a very clear speech pattern

Main entry: accent, idiom, dialect

Definition: the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

Usage: the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English; he has a strong German accent; it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

Main entry: emphasis, accent

Definition: special importance or significance

Usage: the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis; the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

Definitions for (verb) accent

Main entry: stress, accent, accentuate

Definition: put stress on; utter with an accent

Usage: In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

Main entry: punctuate, accent, accentuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize

Definition: to stress, single out as important

Usage: Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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