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accent
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 15
1. A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.
2. A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: ( a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; ( b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents.
3. Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent.
5. expressions in general; speech.
6. Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
8. A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.
9. The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.
12. A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc.; as, 12'27'', i. e., twelve minutes twenty seven seconds.
13. A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 6' 10'' is six feet ten inches.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To express the accent of ( either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
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