- accent ► NOUN 1) a way of pronouncing a language, associated with a country, area, or social class. 2) an emphasis given to a syllable, word, or note. 3) a mark on a letter or word indicating how a sound is pronounced or stressed. 4) a particular emphasis: the accent is on participation.► VERB 1) (accented) spoken with a particular accent: accented English. 2) stress or emphasize.DERIVATIVES accentual adjective.ORIGIN Latin accentus 'tone, signal, or intensity' .
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accentual — accentuál adj. m., pl. accentuáli; f. sg. accentuálă, pl. accentuále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic ACCENTUÁL, Ă adj. (lingv.) Referitor la accent; care poartă accentul. [ … Dicționar Român
Accentual — Ac*cen tu*al, a. Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
accentual — [ak sen′cho͞o əl, əksen′cho͞o əl] adj. [< L accentus (see ACCENT) + AL] 1. of or having to do with accent 2. having rhythm based on stress rather than on the number of syllables or length of sounds, as some poetry accentually adv … English World dictionary
accentual — adjective 1. of or pertaining to accent or stress • Pertains to noun: ↑accent • Derivationally related forms: ↑accent 2. (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity accentual poetry is based on the number… … Useful english dictionary
accentual — adjective Etymology: Latin accentus Date: 1610 of, relating to, or characterized by accent; specifically based on accent rather than on quantity or syllabic recurrence < accentual poetry > • accentually adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
accentual — ac•cen•tu•al [[t]ækˈsɛn tʃu əl[/t]] adj. 1) phn of or pertaining to accent or stress 2) pro pertaining to or based on stress rather than the number or duration of syllables: accentual meter[/ex] • Etymology: 1600–10; < L accentu(s) (see… … From formal English to slang
accentual — accentuality, n. accentually, adv. /ak sen chooh euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to accent or stress. 2. Pros. of or pertaining to poetry based on the number of stresses, as distinguished from poetry depending on the number of syllables or… … Universalium
accentual — adjective Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent … Wiktionary
accentual — ac|cen|tu|al Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable … Diccionari Català-Català
accentual — adj. stressed, emphasized; relating to or characterized by accent … English contemporary dictionary