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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sen-ter, ak-sen-]
    • /ækˈsɛn tər, ˈæk sɛn-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sen-ter, ak-sen-]
    • /ækˈsɛn tər, ˈæk sɛn-/

Definitions of accentor word

  • noun accentor any small sparrow-like songbird of the genus Prunella, family Prunellidae, which inhabit mainly mountainous regions of Europe and Asia 3
  • noun accentor any oscine bird of the family Prunellidae, of Europe and Asia, resembling sparrows but having more finely pointed bills, as the hedge sparrow. 1
  • noun accentor (zoology) Prunella, a genus of European birds (so named from their sweet notes), including the hedge warbler. In America sometimes applied to the water thrushes. 1
  • noun accentor (Obsolete (No longer in use)) (music) One who sings the leading part; the director or leader. 0

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Origin of accentor

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
1815-25; < New Latin: a genus of such birds, Late Latin: one who sings with another, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + -centor, combining form of cantor singer; see cantor

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accentor popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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