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ac•centˈæk sɛnt; ækˈsɛnt(n.; v. also)

  1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, pitch, length, or a combination of these.

    Category: Phonetics

  2. degree of prominence of a syllable within a word or of a word within a phrase:

    primary accent; secondary accent.

    Category: Phonetics

  3. a mark indicating stress (as ′ or `), vowel quality (as French grave `, acute ´, circumflex ^), pitch, distinction in meaning, or that an ordinarily silent vowel is to be pronounced.

  4. regularly recurring stress in verse.

  5. a mode of pronunciation characteristic of or distinctive to the speech of a particular person, group, or locality:

    a southern accent.

    Category: Phonetics

  6. such a mode of pronunciation recognized as being of foreign origin:

    She still speaks with an accent.

  7. a stress or emphasis given to certain musical notes. a mark indicating this. stress or emphasis regularly recurring as a feature of rhythm.

  8. Often, accents. the tones, inflections, choice of words, etc., that identify a particular individual or express a particular emotion.

  9. special attention or emphasis:

    an accent on accuracy.

  10. a contrasting detail.

  11. a distinctive quality or feature.

  12. a symbol used to distinguish similar mathematical quantities that differ in value, as in b~, b〃, b‴ (called b prime, b second or b double prime, b third or b triple prime, respectively). a symbol used to indicate a particular unit of measure, as feet (~) or inches (〃), minutes (~) or seconds (〃). a symbol used to indicate the order of a derivative of a function in calculus, as f~ (called f prime) is the first


    Category: Math, Weights and Measures

  13. accents, words; language; speech:

    He spoke in accents bold.

  14. (v.t.)to pronounce with prominence (a syllable within a word or a word within a phrase):

    Accent the first syllable.

    Category: Phonetics

  15. to mark with a written accent or accents.

  16. to give emphasis or prominence to; accentuate.

Origin of accent:

1520–30; < L accentus speaking tone =ac-ac - +-centus,cantus song (see canto )



  1. accentuable(Adjective)

    Capable of being accented

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accentuable(adj)

    capable of being accented


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