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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [noun ak-sent; verb ak-sent, ak-sent]
    • /noun ˈæk sɛnt; verb ˈæk sɛnt, ækˈsɛnt/
    • /ˈæk.sənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [noun ak-sent; verb ak-sent, ak-sent]
    • /noun ˈæk sɛnt; verb ˈæk sɛnt, ækˈsɛnt/

Definitions of accented word

  • adjective accented Language or speech that is accented is spoken with a particular accent. 3
  • adjective accented characterized by the particular mode of pronunciation of a person or group, esp one that betrays social or geographical origin 3
  • adjective accented marked by an accent in writing, speech, music, etc 3
  • adjective accented given particular emphasis or stress 3
  • noun accented prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. 1
  • noun accented degree of prominence of a syllable within a word and sometimes of a word within a phrase: primary accent; secondary accent. 1

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Origin of accented

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
1520-30; < Latin accentus speaking tone, equivalent to ac- ac- + -centus, combining form of cantus song (see canto); translation of Greek prosōidía prosody

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Parts of speech for Accented


accented popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

accented usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accented

adjective accented

  • strong — having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy.
  • heavy — of great weight; hard to lift or carry: a heavy load.
  • tonic — a medicine that invigorates or strengthens: a tonic of sulphur and molasses.
  • stressed — importance attached to a thing: to lay stress upon good manners. Synonyms: significance, meaning, emphasis, consequence; weight, value, worth.

Antonyms for accented

adjective accented

  • atonic — (of a syllable, word, etc) carrying no stress; unaccented
  • unaccented — not accented; unstressed.

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