Definitions for accentuable
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ac•centˈæk sɛnt; ækˈsɛnt(n.; v. also)
prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, pitch, length, or a combination of these.
degree of prominence of a syllable within a word or of a word within a phrase:
primary accent; secondary accent.
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.
regularly recurring stress in verse.
a mode of pronunciation characteristic of or distinctive to the speech of a particular person, group, or locality:
a southern accent.
such a mode of pronunciation recognized as being of foreign origin:
She still speaks with an accent.
a stress or emphasis given to certain musical notes. a mark indicating this. stress or emphasis regularly recurring as a feature of rhythm.
Often, accents. the tones, inflections, choice of words, etc., that identify a particular individual or express a particular emotion.
special attention or emphasis:
an accent on accuracy.
a contrasting detail.
a distinctive quality or feature.
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
accents, words; language; speech:
He spoke in accents bold.
(v.t.)to pronounce with prominence (a syllable within a word or a word within a phrase):
Accent the first syllable.
to mark with a written accent or accents.
to give emphasis or prominence to; accentuate.
Origin of accent:
1520–30; < L accentus speaking tone =ac-ac - +-centus,cantus song (see canto )
Capable of being accented
capable of being accented