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Overview of noun accent

The noun accent has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (5) accent, speech pattern

(distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern")

2. (1) emphasis, accent

(special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents")

3. dialect, idiom, accent

(the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "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")

4. stress, emphasis, accent

(the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable")

5. accent, accent mark

(a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation)

Overview of verb accent

The verb accent has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate

(to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet")

2. stress, accent, accentuate

(put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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