Definition of Accentuation in English :

Define Accentuation in English

Accentuation meaning in English

Meaning of Accentuation in English

Pronunciation of Accentuation in English

Accentuation pronunciation in English

Pronounce Accentuation in English


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1. accentuation

the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance

2. accenting, accentuation, emphasizing

the act of giving special importance or significance to something

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to stress or emphasize

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verb transitiveWord forms: acˈcentuˌated or acˈcentuˌating
to pronounce or mark with an accent or stress
to emphasize; heighten the effect of

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tr.v. ac·cen·tu·at·ed, ac·cen·tu·at·ing, ac·cen·tu·ates
1. To stress or emphasize; intensify: "land-reform plans that accentuated the already chaotic pattern of landholding" (James Fallows).
2. To pronounce with a stress or accent.
3. To mark with an accent.

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