sentence accent
noun see sentence stress

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  • sentence accent — noun see sentence stress * * * sentence stress or sentence accent, the varying emphasis given to words that affects the meaning of a sentence. Example: »“He killed the dog, not his brother,” as compared with, “He killed the dog, not his brother.” …   Useful english dictionary

  • sentence stress — noun the distribution of stresses within a sentence • Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasis, ↑accent * * * noun also sentence accent : the manner in which stresses are distributed on the syllables of words assembled into sentences called also …   Useful english dictionary

  • accent — noun /ˈæksɛnt / (say aksent) 1. the distinctive character of a vowel or syllable determined by its degree or pattern of stress or musical tone. 2. any one of the degrees or patterns of stress used in a particular language as essential features of …   Australian English dictionary

  • sentence stress — noun Date: 1884 the manner in which stresses are distributed on the syllables of words assembled into sentences called also sentence accent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sentence stress — the stress pattern or patterns associated with words as arranged in sentences in a particular language. Also called sense stress, sentence accent. Cf. word stress. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • accent — accentless, adj. accentuable /ak sen chooh euh beuhl/, adj. n. /ak sent/; v. /ak sent, ak sent /, n. 1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. 2. degree of prominence of a …   Universalium

  • Central Pennsylvania accent — Central Pennsylvania speech is closely related to Western Pennsylvania speech, which is generally referred to as Pittsburgh English, although the speech extends beyond just the city of Pittsburgh. It bears little resemblance to the Southeastern… …   Wikipedia

  • Pitch accent — is a linguistic term of convenience for a variety of restricted tone systems that use variations in pitch to give prominence to a syllable or mora within a word. The placement of this tone or the way it is realized can give different meanings to… …   Wikipedia

  • Proto-Indo-European accent — refers to the accentual system of Proto Indo European language.Proto Indo European (PIE) is reconstructed to have a pitch accent system that is usually described as a free tonal accent. This means that at most one syllable in a word was… …   Wikipedia

  • Acute accent — The acute accent ( Unicode|´ ) is a diacritic mark used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin, Cyrillic alphabet and Greek scripts.HistoryAn early precursor of the acute accent was the apex, used in Latin inscriptions …   Wikipedia

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