Synonyms for accent

Synonyms for (noun) accent

Synonyms: accent, accent mark

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

Similar words: diacritic, diacritical mark

Definition: a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inflection, prosody

Definition: the patterns of stress and intonation in a language


Synonyms: accent, speech pattern

Definition: distinctive manner of oral expression

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

Similar words: pronunciation

Definition: the manner in which someone utters a word

Usage: they are always correcting my pronunciation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: non-standard speech

Definition: speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: grandness, importance

Definition: a prominent status

Usage: a person of importance

Synonyms for (verb) accent

Synonyms: stress, accent, accentuate

Definition: put stress on; utter with an accent

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

Similar words: pronounce, say, sound out, enounce, enunciate, articulate

Definition: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Usage: She pronounces French words in a funny way; I cannot say `zip wire'; Can the child sound out this complicated word?


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: show, evince, express

Definition: give expression to

Usage: She showed her disappointment