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accent

ac·cent

accent

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: aek sent
definition 1: relative prominence of a syllable within a particular word; stress.
The accent in the word "forget" is on "get."
synonyms:
accentuation, emphasis, stress
similar words:
inflection, intonation, modulation, tone
definition 2: a mark used to indicate such prominence or stress.
You need to put an accent over the second syllable.
synonyms:
accentuation
similar words:
character, diacritic, diacritical mark, mark, symbol
definition 3: a manner of speaking characteristic of a particular person, group of people, or geographic region.
She has a midwestern accent.
synonyms:
pronunciation
similar words:
articulation, brogue, burr, dialect, drawl, twang, vocalization
definition 4: an added or complementing feature; touch.
She's wearing a red outfit with accents of white.
similar words:
adornment, detail, embellishment, feature, hint, nuance, ornament
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: aek sent [or] aek sent
inflections: accented, accenting, accents
definition 1: to indicate the relative prominence of (a syllable within a particular word).
When you say the verb "record," you have to accent the second syllable.
synonyms:
accentuate, emphasize, stress
similar words:
inflect
definition 2: to mark (a syllable) with a written or printed indication of stress.
To understand the way the dictionary accents syllables, read the introduction.
synonyms:
accentuate
similar words:
mark
definition 3: to give a particular characteristic to.
She accented the sauce with garlic.
synonyms:
flavor, season, spice
similar words:
aromatize, characterize, enhance, imbue, tincture, tinge
definition 4: to emphasize; accentuate.
He accented problems rather than solutions.
synonyms:
accentuate, emphasize, highlight, stress
similar words:
deepen, feature, heighten, intensify, italicize, punctuate, spotlight, strengthen, underline, underscore
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