Associations to the word «Accent»

Wiktionary

ACCENT, noun. (linguistics) 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.
ACCENT, noun. (figuratively) Emphasis or importance in general.
ACCENT, noun. (orthography) 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.
ACCENT, noun. ​ Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone.
ACCENT, noun. (linguistics) The distinctive manner of pronouncing a language associated with a particular region, social group, etc., whether of a native speaker or a foreign speaker; the phonetic and phonological aspects of a dialect.
ACCENT, noun. A word; a significant tone or sound.
ACCENT, noun. (usually plural only) Expressions in general; speech.
ACCENT, noun. (prosody) (poetry) Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
ACCENT, noun. (music) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.
ACCENT, noun. (music) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.
ACCENT, noun. (music) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.
ACCENT, noun. (music) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.
ACCENT, noun. (music) A mark used to represent specific stress on a note.
ACCENT, noun. (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''.
ACCENT, noun. (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.
ACCENT, noun. (engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10'', meaning six feet ten inches.
ACCENT, noun. Emphasis laid on a part of an artistic design or composition; an emphasized detail, in particular a detail in sharp contrast to its surroundings.
ACCENT, noun. A very small gemstone set into a piece of jewellery.
ACCENT, noun. A distinctive feature or quality.
ACCENT, noun. (archaic) Utterance.
ACCENT, verb. (transitive) To express the accent of vocally; to utter with accent.
ACCENT, verb. (transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate; to make prominent.
ACCENT, verb. (transitive) To mark with written accents.
ACCENT ACUTE, noun. A synonym of acute accent.
ACCENT GRAVE, noun. A grave accent.
ACCENT MARK, noun. (linguistics) 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.
ACCENT MARK, noun. (music) A mark used to represent specific stress on a note.
ACCENT MARK, noun. (music) A mark placed after a letter designating a note of music to indicate the octave in which it occurs.
ACCENT MARK, noun. (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''.
ACCENT MARK, noun. (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.
ACCENT MARK, noun. (engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10'', meaning six feet ten inches.
ACCENT MARKS, noun. Plural of accent mark

Dictionary definition

ACCENT, noun. Distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern".
ACCENT, noun. Special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents".
ACCENT, noun. The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "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".
ACCENT, noun. The relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable".
ACCENT, noun. A diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation.
ACCENT, verb. To stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet".
ACCENT, verb. Put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word".

Wise words

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe