NounAccent (plural Accents)
- A higher-pitched or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it.
- Figuratively, emphasis or importance in general.
- A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.
- Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone.
- A nonstandard way of pronouncing.
- A word; a significant tone or sound.
- (in the plural) Expressions in general; speech.
- (prosody) Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
- (music) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.
- (music) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.
- (music) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.
- (music) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.
- (mathematics) A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y''.
- (geometry) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc., as in 12' 27'', meaning twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds.
- (engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10'', meaning six feet ten inches.
- Paint, wallpaper, or similar coating that contrasts with the surroundings.
- A very small gemstone set into a piece of jewellery.
- (transitive) To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
- (transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate.
- (transitive) To mark with written accents.
Adjectives for Accent
joyous; respectful; tender; well-bred; practiced; unctuous; affected; ornamental; mincing; vicious: blighting; coarse; peremptory; deliberate; icy; imperative; mocking; taunting; hurried; quivering; thick; clipped; mutilated; lingering; guttural; musical; silvery; mellow; pedantic; bell-like; clarion; insinuating; pleasant; droning; persuasive; melancholy; pitying; agonized; oratorical; professional; plebeian; objectionable; awed; faltering; half-impertinent; dispassionate; searching; trembling; gracious; musing; hushed; sober; measured; warning; meek; bluff; terrible; charming; feeble; soothing; compassionate; audible; smart; distinct; hollow; uncouth; haughty; ringing; honeyed; emphatic; nautical; swaggering; furious; mingled; tearful; crystal; pained; ecclesiastical; hesitant; wistful; authentic; melodious; sonorous; Teutonic; flippant; perceptible; provincial; circumflex; hesitating.
Verbs for Accent
affect; betray; brook; miss; muffle; reiterate in s; breaks; echoes; weakens.
Adverbs for Accent
nicely; pedantically; unctuously; joyously; tenderly; affectedly; mincingly; coarsely; deliberately; mockingly; tauntingly; quiveringly; lingeringly; musically; mellowly; insinuatingly; persuasively; falteringly; dispassionately; charmingly; soothingly; uncouthly; haughtily; emphatically; hesitantly; wistfully; melodiously; sonorously; flippantly; haltingly.
accent mark; accents; accentuate; accentuation; amphibrach; amphimacer; anacrusis; anapest; antispast; arsis; articulation; bacchius; bar; beat; belabor; broad accent; brogue; burr; cadence; caesura; cancel; catalexis; character; chatter; chloriamb; chloriambus; colon; comment; concern; concernment; consequence; consequentiality; consideration; conversation; counterpoint; cretic; custos; dactyl; dactylic hexameter; diacritical mark; diaeresis; dimeter; dipody; direct; discourse; distinguish; dochmiac; dot; drawl; dwell on; elegiac; elegiac couplet; elegiac pentameter; elocution; emphasis; emphasize; epitrite; excellence; expression mark; feminine caesura; fermata; foot; force; gab; give emphasis to; grammatical accent; harp on; heptameter; heptapody; heroic couplet; hexameter; hexapody; high order; high rank; highlight; hold; iamb; iambic; iambic pentameter; ictus; import; importance; inflection; intensity; interest; intonation; intonation pattern; ionic; italicize; jingle; key signature; language; lead; level of stress; ligature; lilt; mark; masculine caesura; materiality; measure; merit; meter; metrical accent; metrical foot; metrical group; metrical unit; metrics; metron; metronomic mark; molossus; moment; mora; movement; notation; note; numbers; oral communication; overaccentuate; overemphasize; overstress; paeon; palaver; paramountcy; parole; pause; pentameter; pentapody; period; pitch accent; place emphasis on; point up; prattle; precedence; preeminence; presa; primacy; primary stress; priority; proceleusmatic; prominence; pronunciation; prosodics; prosody; pulsation; pulse; punctuate; pyrrhic; quantity; rapping; regional accent; rhetorical accent; rhythm; rhythmic pattern; rhythmical accent; rhythmical stress; rub in; secondary stress; segno; self-importance; set apart; set off; sign; signature; significance; slur; speaking; speech; spondee; spotlight; sprung rhythm; star; stress; stress accent; stress arsis; stress pattern; superiority; supremacy; swell; swing; symbol; syzygy; talk; talking; tempo mark; tertiary stress; tetrameter; tetrapody; tetraseme; thesis; throb; tie; time signature; tone; tone accent; tribrach; trimeter; tripody; triseme; trochee; twang; underline; underscore; value; vinculum; weak stress; weight; words; worth; yakkety-yak; yakking
From Latin accentus.
- IPA: /aksanɡ/, [ɑɡ̊ˈsɑŋ]
- accent (a nonstandard way of pronouncing, a mark used in writing, a stronger articulation)
- accent (nonstandard way of pronouncing)
Accent m. (plural Accents)
- Accent (one's manner of speaking)
- Accent (the symbol on a character)
- IPA: /akˈsɛnt/
- an accent, an emphasis, a stress (in articulation)
- an accent, a mark on a letter (grave or acute)
- an accent, a voice influenced by dialect or another language