n.1.A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.
2.A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents.
3.Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent.
The tender accent of a woman's cry.
- Prior.
4.A word; a significant tone
5.(Pros.) Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
6.(Mus.) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.
7.(Math.) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y´, y.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Accented; p. pr. & vb. n. Accenting.]
1.To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
2.To mark emphatically; to emphasize.
Noun1.accent - distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
Synonyms: speech pattern
2.accent - 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"
Synonyms: emphasis
3.accent - 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"
Synonyms: dialect, idiom
4.accent - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
Synonyms: stress, emphasis
5.accent - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Synonyms: accent mark
Verb1.accent - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
2.accent - put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
Synonyms: accentuate, stress
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