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1. accent

noun. ['əkˈsɛnt, ˈækˌsɛnt'] distinctive manner of oral expression.

Synonyms

  • speech pattern
  • pronunciation

Antonyms

  • background
  • play down
  • unbalance

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Rhymes with Accent

  • advent
  • boardbent
  • broadbent
  • convent
  • disorient
  • frequent
  • interrent
  • interrent
  • occident
  • orient
  • president
  • self-torment
  • stardent
  • torment

How do you pronounce accent?

Pronounce accent as ˈækˌsɛnt.

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Sentences with accent


1. Adjective
Wrap the width of the hat in ribbon as an accent color.

2. Verb, base form
Add any additional vegetable to accent the lentils and flavor the soup.

3. Noun, singular or mass
For a more masculine feeling, use royal purple as an accent color in a tan space.

Quotes about accent


1. French name, English accent, American school. Anna confused.
- Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

2. I want to show another side of Middle Easterners. My hope is that I would be able to play a variety of parts, and not always be the guy with the accent.
- Maz Jobrani

3. You are not a perfect woman.You have an evil temper, you’re as blind as a mole, you’re a deplorable poet, and frankly, your French accent could use some work.” Supporting himself on his elbows, Leo took her face in his hands. “But when I put those things together with the rest of you, it makes you into the most perfectly imperfect woman I’ve ever known.
- Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

2. accent

noun. ['əkˈsɛnt, ˈækˌsɛnt'] special importance or significance.

Synonyms

  • stress
  • focus
  • grandness
  • importance

Antonyms

  • take away
  • noncritical
  • unimportant
  • frivolous

3. accent

noun. ['əkˈsɛnt, ˈækˌsɛnt'] the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch).

Synonyms

  • stress
  • prosody
  • word accent
  • sentence stress
  • accentuation
  • tonic accent
  • word stress
  • pitch accent
  • inflection

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • affirm
  • contraindicate
  • disappear

4. accent

noun. ['əkˈsɛnt, ˈækˌsɛnt'] the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people.

Synonyms

  • idiom
  • patois
  • non-standard speech
  • dialect

Antonyms

  • end
  • keep quiet
  • hold
  • pack

5. accent

noun. ['əkˈsɛnt, ˈækˌsɛnt'] a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation.

Synonyms

  • diacritical mark
  • grave
  • grave accent
  • acute
  • acute accent
  • ague
  • stress mark
  • diacritic

Antonyms

  • local
  • slow
  • overstate
  • hide

6. accent

verb. ['əkˈsɛnt, ˈækˌsɛnt'] put stress on; utter with an accent.

Synonyms

  • pronounce
  • accentuate
  • articulate
  • enunciate
  • enounce
  • say
  • sound out

Antonyms

  • unperceptive
  • pointless
  • dull
  • chronic

7. accent

verb. ['əkˈsɛnt, ˈækˌsɛnt'] to stress, single out as important.

Synonyms

  • background
  • express
  • downplay
  • show
  • re-emphasize
  • ram home
  • set off
  • point up
  • emphasize
  • bring out
  • underline
  • press home
  • drive home
  • punctuate
  • underscore
  • bear down
  • stress
  • accentuate
  • re-emphasise
  • evince
  • play down
  • emphasise

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • wellness
  • undiscriminating
  • devoice
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