Definition of ACCENT

noun : ACCENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation ;

verb : ACCENT

Source: WordNet 3.1

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