word accent
noun see word stress

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • word accent — noun the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word • Syn: ↑word stress • Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasis, ↑accent * * * variant of word stress * * * Phonet. See word …   Useful english dictionary

  • word accent — Phonet. See word stress. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • Accent — may refer to:peech and language* Accent (linguistics), pronunciation common to a certain language dialect * Stress (linguistics), tone levels and emphasis used in many languages to provide information when using the language * Stress (phonology)… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • word stress — noun the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word • Syn: ↑word accent • Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasis, ↑accent * * * noun or word accent …   Useful english dictionary

  • word stress — noun Date: 1898 the manner in which stresses are distributed on the syllables of a word called also word accent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • word stress — the stress pattern or patterns associated with the words of a particular language when they are considered in isolation. Also called word accent. Cf. sentence stress. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • accent — 1. The noun is stressed on the first syllable and the verb (meaning ‘to lay stress on, to emphasize’ in various senses) on the second. 2. In general use, an accent is ‘individual, local, or national mode of pronunciation’, as in a Scottish accent …   Modern English usage

  • Accent — Ac cent , n. [F. accent, L. accentus; ad + cantus a singing, canere to sing. See {Cant}.] 1. A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accent — [ak′sent΄; ] chiefly Brit [, ak′sənt; ] for v. [, ak′sent΄, ak sent′] n. [Fr < L accentus < ad , to + cantus, pp. of canere, to sing: a L rendering of Gr prosōidia (see PROSODY), orig. referring to the pitch scheme of Gr verse] 1. the… …   English World dictionary

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