Definition of Accent in English :
Define Accent in English
Accent meaning in English
Meaning of Accent in English
Pronunciation of Accent in English
Accent pronunciation in English
Pronounce Accent in Englishsee synonyms of accent
1. accent, speech pattern
distinctive manner of oral expression
Example Sentences:'he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent''she had a very clear speech pattern'
2. accent, emphasis
special importance or significance
Example Sentences:'the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis''the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents'
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
Example Sentences:'the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English''he has a strong German accent''it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy'
the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
Example Sentences:'he put the stress on the wrong syllable'
5. accent, accent mark
a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
to stress, single out as important
Example Sentences:'Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet'
put stress on; utter with an accent
Example Sentences:'In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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