Definition of Accented in English :

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Accented meaning in English

Meaning of Accented in English

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1. accented, tonic

used of syllables

Example Sentences:
'a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word'

2. accented, stressed

bearing a stress or accent

Example Sentences:
'an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in delay''

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of accented
characterized by the particular mode of pronunciation of a person or group, esp one that betrays social or geographical origin
I spoke rather good, but heavily accented English.
'Don't do that,' he says in his soft, accented voice.
Her French was slurred and oddly accented.
His English was heavily accented.
2. linguistics
marked by an accent in writing, speech, music, etc
The last syllable is not accented.
You place the plastic sheets over your keyboard to indicate where various accented characters should be.
given particular emphasis or stress
The humorous side of a friendship is accented.

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see synonyms of accented
1. The relative prominence of a particular syllable of a word by greater intensity or by variation or modulation of pitch or tone.
2. Vocal prominence or emphasis given to a particular syllable, word, or phrase.
3. A characteristic pronunciation, especially:
a. One determined by the regional or social background of the speaker.
b. One determined by the phonetic habits of the speaker's native language carried over to his or her use of another language.
4. A mark or symbol used in the printing and writing of certain languages to indicate the vocal quality to be given to a particular letter: an acute accent.
5. A mark or symbol used in printing and writing to indicate the stressed syllables of a spoken word.
6. Rhythmically significant stress in a line of verse.
7. Music
a. Emphasis or prominence given to a note or chord, as by an increase in volume or extended duration.
b. A mark representing this.
8. Mathematics
a. A mark used as a superscript to distinguish among variables represented by the same symbol.
b. A mark used as a superscript to indicate the first derivative of a variable.
9. A mark or one of several marks used as a superscript to indicate a unit, such as feet () and inches (") in linear measurement.
a. A distinctive feature or quality, such as a feature that accentuates, contrasts with, or complements a decorative style.
b. Something that accentuates or contrasts something else, as a touch of color that makes the features of an image stand out.
11. Particular importance or interest; emphasis: The accent is on comfort. See Synonyms at emphasis.
tr.v. (ăksĕnt, ăk-sĕnt) ac·cent·ed, ac·cent·ing, ac·cents
1. To stress or emphasize the pronunciation of: accented the first syllable in "debacle."
2. To mark with a printed accent.
3. To focus attention on; accentuate: a program that accents leadership development.

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