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Accent — synonyms, definition

1. accent (Noun)

27 synonyms
accent mark articulation bar cadence dialect diction emphasis foot force highlight idiom importance inflection interval intonation measure meter prominence pronunciation rhythm • • •
5 definitions

accent (Noun) — Distinctive manner of oral expression. ex. "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"

accent (Noun) — Special importance or significance. ex. "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"

accent (Noun) — The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people. ex. "he has a strong German accent"

accent (Noun) — The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch). ex. "he put the accent on the wrong syllable"

accent (Noun) — (language) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation.

8 types of
diacritic diacritical mark grandness importance inflection non-standard speech pronunciation prosody
17 types
accentuation acute acute accent ague drawl eye dialect focus grave grave accent patois pitch accent sentence stress stress stress mark tonic accent word accent word stress

2. accent (Verb)

8 synonyms
accentuate emphasise emphasize feature intensify punctuate stress underline
2 definitions

accent (Verb) — Single out as important; draw attention to (something).

accent (Verb) — Put stress on; utter with an accent. ex. "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

9 types of
articulate enounce enunciate evince express pronounce say show sound out
18 types
background bear down bring out downplay drive home emphasise emphasize play down point up press home ram home re-emphasise re-emphasize set off topicalise topicalize underline underscore