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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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Example sentences of the word acute-accent


1. Noun Phrase
(These are acute accents.)

2. Noun Phrase
As you read, place a diagonal stress mark, called an acute accent, over each stressed syllable.

3. Noun Phrase
(These are acute accents.)

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. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] extremely sharp or intense.

Synonyms

  • sharp

Antonyms

  • undiscerning
  • indistinct

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

6. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course.

Antonyms

  • indiscriminate

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

7. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.

Synonyms

  • knifelike
  • penetrative
  • piercing
  • incisive
  • perceptive
  • keen
  • penetrating
  • sharp

Antonyms

  • bad
  • mild
  • dullness
  • stupid

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

8. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] of critical importance and consequence.

Antonyms

  • undiscriminating

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

9. acute

adjective. ['əˈkjuːt'] ending in a sharp point.

Synonyms

  • needlelike
  • pointed
  • sharp

Antonyms

  • gradual
  • low
  • pleasant
  • forceless

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)

10. acute

noun. ['əˈkjuːt'] a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.

Synonyms

  • accent
  • acute accent
  • ague

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • play up
  • foreground
  • wellness

Etymology

  • acutus (Latin)
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