Accent Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Accent? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Derivations, Example sentences, Antonyms, How to pronounce? Words starting with Accent, Words ending with Accent, Synonyms, Related sentences and more...

Accent meaning

Word: Accent

How to pronounce: ˈæksənt

Noun

Definitions:

1. A distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, especially one associated with a particular nation, locality, or social class.

Example sentences: "A strong German accent"

2. A distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch.

Example sentences: "The accent falls on the middle syllable"

3. A special or particular emphasis.

Example sentences: "The accent is on participation"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Emphasize (a particular feature)

Example sentences: "Fabrics that accent the background colors in the room"


Synonyms:

emphasis

brogue

feature

diacritic

diacritical signs

emphasize

emphasise

highlight

punctuate

dialect

pronunciation

idiom

stress

point

weight

foreground


Derivations:

accented

accenting

accentual

accentuate

accentuation


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Accent in Other Languages...

Spanish: Acento

German: Akzent

French: Accent

Italian: Accento

Turkish: Aksan


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