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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tonic, accentedadjective

    used of syllables

    "a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word"

  2. stressed, accentedadjective

    bearing a stress or accent

    "an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'"


  1. Accented

    A diacritic (also diacritical mark, diacritical point, diacritical sign, or accent) is a glyph added to a letter or to a basic glyph. The term derives from the Ancient Greek διακριτικός (diakritikós, "distinguishing"), from διακρίνω (diakrī́nō, "to distinguish"). The word diacritic is a noun, though it is sometimes used in an attributive sense, whereas diacritical is only an adjective. Some diacritics, such as the acute ( ◌́ ) and grave ( ◌̀ ), are often called accents. Diacritics may appear above or below a letter or in some other position such as within the letter or between two letters. The main use of diacritics in Latin script is to change the sound-values of the letters to which they are added. Historically, English has used the diaeresis diacritic to indicate the correct pronunciation of ambiguous words, such as "coöperate", without which the letter sequence could be misinterpreted to be pronounced /ˈkuːpəreɪt/. Other examples are the acute and grave accents, which can indicate that a vowel is to be pronounced differently than is normal in that position, for example not reduced to /ə/ or silent as in the case of the two uses of the letter e in the noun résumé (as opposed to the verb resume) and the help sometimes provided in the pronunciation of some words such as doggèd, learnèd, blessèd, and especially words pronounced differently than normal in poetry (for example movèd, breathèd). Most other words with diacritics in English are borrowings from languages such as French to better preserve the spelling, such as the diaeresis on naïve and Noël, the acute from café, the circumflex in the word crêpe, and the cedille in façade. All these diacritics, however, are frequently omitted in writing, and English is the only major modern European language that does not have diacritics in common usage.In Latin-script alphabets in other languages, diacritics may distinguish between homonyms, such as the French là ("there") versus la ("the"), which are both pronounced /la/. In Gaelic type, a dot over a consonant indicates lenition of the consonant in question. In other alphabetic systems, diacritics may perform other functions. Vowel pointing systems, namely the Arabic harakat ( ـِ ,ـُ ,ـَ, etc.) and the Hebrew niqqud ( ַ◌, ֶ◌, ִ◌, ֹ◌, ֻ◌ etc.) systems, indicate vowels that are not conveyed by the basic alphabet. The Indic virama ( ् etc.) and the Arabic sukūn ( ـْـ ) mark the absence of vowels. Cantillation marks indicate prosody. Other uses include the Early Cyrillic titlo stroke ( ◌҃ ) and the Hebrew gershayim ( ״ ), which, respectively, mark abbreviations or acronyms, and Greek diacritical marks, which showed that letters of the alphabet were being used as numerals. In Vietnamese and the Hanyu Pinyin official romanization system for Chinese, diacritics are used to mark the tones of the syllables in which the marked vowels occur. In orthography and collation, a letter modified by a diacritic may be treated either as a new, distinct letter or as a letter–diacritic combination. This varies from language to language and may vary from case to case within a language. In some cases, letters are used as "in-line diacritics", with the same function as ancillary glyphs, in that they modify the sound of the letter preceding them, as in the case of the "h" in the English pronunciation of "sh" and "th". Such letter combinations are sometimes even collated as a single distinct letter. For example, the spelling sch was traditionally often treated as a separate letter in German. Words with that spelling were listed after all other words spelled with s in card catalogs in the Vienna public libraries, for example (before digitization).


  1. accented

    Accented refers to something, particularly a syllable or word, that is emphasized, stressed, or distinctly pronounced. It can also refer to a feature or characteristic that is highlighted or made more noticeable. In terms of language, it can describe a unique mode of pronunciation influenced by a person's regional or national dialect.

  2. accented

    Accented generally refers to something that is emphasized, stressed, or highlighted in some way. This can refer to various fields such as: 1. Language or Linguistics: it is used to describe a distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch, or a different pronunciation or speech pattern due to influence from a person's native language. 2. Music: an emphasis or stress placed on a particular note or set of notes. 3. Design or Art: a detail, color or area of interest that is made to stand out or draw attention. 4. Literature: refers to the marked emphasis on a particular syllable or word when it is read or spoken out loud. Essentially, when something is accented, it is made to stand out or given more attention.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accented

    of Accent

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accented in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accented in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of accented in a Sentence

  1. Haskell Wexler:

    It was the best day of my life, ever since then, whenever I've done a shot I'm happy with, I hear his Chinese-accented voice in my head.

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