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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-sen-choo-uh l]
    • /ækˈsɛn tʃu əl/
    • /ækˈsentjʊəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-sen-choo-uh l]
    • /ækˈsɛn tʃu əl/

Definitions of accentual word

  • adjective accentual of, relating to, or having accents; rhythmic 3
  • adjective accentual of or relating to verse based on the number of stresses in a line rather than on the number of syllables 3
  • adjective accentual of or having to do with accent 3
  • adjective accentual having rhythm based on stress rather than on the number of syllables or length of sounds, as some poetry 3
  • adjective accentual of or relating to accent or stress. 1
  • adjective accentual Prosody. of or relating to poetry based on the number of stresses, as distinguished from poetry depending on the number of syllables or quantities. 1

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Origin of accentual

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
1600-10; < Latin accentu(s) (see accent) + -al1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Accentual


accentual popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accentual usage trend in Literature

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Antonyms for accentual

adjective accentual

  • quantitative — that is or may be estimated by quantity.
  • syllabic — of, relating to, or consisting of a syllable or syllables.

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