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  • 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
  • noun accented a mark indicating stress (as (·, ·), or (ˈ, ˌ), or (′, ″)), vowel quality (as French grave `, acute ´, circumflex ^, ), form (as French la “the” versus là “there”), or pitch. 1
  • noun accented any similar mark. 1
  • noun accented Prosody. regularly recurring stress. a mark indicating stress or some other distinction in pronunciation or value. 1
  • noun accented a musical tone or pattern of pitch inherent in a particular language either as a feature essential to the identification of a vowel or a syllable or to the general acoustic character of the language. Compare tone (def 7). 1
  • noun accented Often, accents. the unique speech patterns, inflections, choice of words, etc., that identify a particular individual: We recognized his accents immediately. She corrected me in her usual mild accents. the distinctive style or tone characteristic of an author, composer, etc.: the unmistakably Brahmsian accents of the sonata; She recognized the familiar accents of Robert Frost in the poem. 1
  • noun accented a mode of pronunciation, as pitch or tone, emphasis pattern, or intonation, characteristic of or peculiar to the speech of a particular person, group, or locality: French accent; Southern accent. Compare tone (def 5). 1
  • noun accented such a mode of pronunciation recognized as being of foreign origin: He still speaks with an accent. 1
  • noun accented Music. a stress or emphasis given to certain notes. a mark noting this. stress or emphasis regularly recurring as a feature of rhythm. 1
  • noun accented Mathematics. a symbol used to distinguish similar quantities that differ in value, as in b ′, b ″, b ‴ (called b prime, b second or b double prime, b third or b triple prime, respectively). a symbol used to indicate a particular unit of measure, as feet (′) or inches (″), minutes (′) or seconds (″). a symbol used to indicate the order of a derivative of a function in calculus, as f′ (called f prime) is the first derivative of a function f. 1
  • noun accented words or tones expressive of some emotion. 1
  • noun accented accents, words; language; speech: He spoke in accents bold. 1
  • noun accented distinctive character or tone: an accent of whining complaint. 1
  • noun accented special attention, stress, or emphasis: an accent on accuracy. 1
  • noun accented a detail that is emphasized by contrasting with its surroundings: a room decorated in navy blue with two red vases as accents. 1
  • noun accented a distinctive but subordinate pattern, motif, color, flavor, or the like: The salad dressing had an accent of garlic. 1
  • verb with object accented to pronounce with prominence (a syllable within a word or a word within a phrase): to accent the first syllable of “into”; to accent the first word of “White House.”. Compare stress (def 12). 1
  • verb with object accented to mark with a written accent or accents. 1
  • verb with object accented to give emphasis or prominence to; accentuate. 1
  • noun accented Spoken with or characterized by a particular accent. 1
  • adjective accented character: with a diacritical mark 1
  • adjective accented speech: having a regional accent 1
  • adjective accented stressed, emphasised 1
  • verb accented simple past tense and past participle of accent. 0
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