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    accent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word accent

    (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
    (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
    (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
    (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
    (noun) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
    Synonyms : accent mark
    (verb) to stress, single out as important
    Example Sentence
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
    (verb) put stress on; utter with an accent
    Synonyms : accentuate , stress
    Example Sentence
    • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word
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Accent similar to accident. if we don't give an accent on the brake, there is a chance for accident.

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