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accent

accent

accent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word accent

Definition
(noun) distinctive manner of oral expression
Synonyms : speech pattern
Example Sentence
  • he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent
  • she had a very clear speech pattern

Definition
(noun) special importance or significance
Synonyms : emphasis
Example Sentence
  • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
  • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

Definition
(noun) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
Synonyms : dialect , idiom
Example Sentence
  • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
  • he has a strong German accent
  • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

Definition
(noun) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
Synonyms : emphasis , stress
Example Sentence
  • he put the stress on the wrong syllable

Definition
(noun) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
Synonyms : accent mark

Definition
(verb) to stress, single out as important
Example Sentence
  • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

Definition
(verb) put stress on; utter with an accent
Synonyms : accentuate , stress
Example Sentence
  • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for accent

Accent similar to accident. if we don't give an accent on the brake, there is a chance for accident.
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