HyperDic: accent

English > 7 senses of the word accent:
NOUNcommunicationaccent, speech patterndistinctive manner of oral expression
stateaccent, emphasisspecial importance or significance / significance
communicationaccent, dialect, idiomthe usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
communicationaccent, stress, emphasisthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
communicationaccent, accent marka diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
VERBcommunicationaccent, stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accentuateto stress, single out as important
communicationaccent, stress, accentuateput stress on
accent > pronunciation
Soundsae'kseh.nt; ahkseh'nt
Rhymesadmonishment ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > accent: 7 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningdistinctive manner of oral expression.
Example"he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"
Synonymspeech pattern
NarrowerdrawlA slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
BroaderpronunciationThe manner in which someone utters a word
Spanishacento, deje, dejo, tono
Catalanaccent, deix
Verbsaccentuateput stress on
English > accent: 7 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningSpecial importance or significance / significance.
Example "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
Synonymemphasis
Narrowerstress, focusSpecial emphasis attached to something
Broaderimportance, grandnessA prominent status
Spanishacento, énfasis
Catalanaccent, èmfasi
Verbsaccent, accentuateto stress, single out as important
English > accent: 7 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people.
Example "he has a strong German accent"
Synonymsdialect, idiom
Narrowereye dialectThe use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker
patoisA regional dialect of a language (especially French)
Broadernon-standard speechspeech that differs from the usual / usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
Usageeuphonious(of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound
forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrardAt or to or toward the front
spang, bangleap, jerk, bang
Spanishacento, dialecto
Catalanaccent, dialecte, parlar
Verbsaccentuateput stress on
English > accent: 7 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).
Synonymsstress, emphasis
NarroweraccentuationThe use or application of an accent
sentence stressThe distribution of stresses within a sentence
tonic accent, pitch accentemphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
word stress, word accentThe distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
Broaderprosody, inflectionThe patterns of stress and intonation in a language
Spanishacento, acentuación, énfasis, tilde
Catalanaccent, accentuació, èmfasi
Adjectivesaccentual(of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
accentualof or pertaining to accent or stress
Verbsaccent, accentuateput stress on
English > accent: 7 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation.
Synonymaccent mark
Categorylanguage, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
Narroweracute accent, acute, agueA mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
grave accent, graveA mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
stress markA mark indicating the stress on a syllable
Broaderdiacritical mark, diacriticA mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
Spanishacento, tilde
Catalanaccent
Adjectivesaccentualof or pertaining to accent or stress
Verbsaccentuateput stress on
English > accent: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningTo stress, single out as important.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsstress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accentuate
Narrowerbackground, play down, downplayunderstate the importance or quality of
bear downpay special attention to
bring out, set offdirect attention to, as if by means of contrast
drive home, ram home, press homemake clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something
point upemphasize, especially by identification
re-emphasise, re-emphasizeemphasize anew
topicalizeemphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasiseGive extra weight to (a communication)
Broaderexpress, show, evinceGive expression / expression to
Spanishacentuar, enfatizar, puntuar, recalcar, remarcar, resaltar, subrayar
Catalanaccentuar, emfasitzar, emfatitzar, recalcar, remarcar
Nounsaccentspecial importance or significance / significance
English > accent: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningput stress on; utter with an accent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
Synonymsstress, accentuate
Broaderpronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayspeak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Spanishacentuar, recalcar, remarcar
Catalanaccentuar, recalcar, remarcar
Nounsaccentthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

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