tonic accent
noun Date: 1867 1. relative phonetic prominence (as from greater stress or higher pitch) of a spoken syllable or word 2. accent depending on pitch rather than stress

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  • tonic accent — n. Phonet. emphasis given to a syllable by change, esp. a rise, in pitch, rather than an increase in stress …   English World dictionary

  • tonic accent — noun emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness • Syn: ↑pitch accent • Hypernyms: ↑stress, ↑emphasis, ↑accent * * * noun 1. : relative phonetic prominence (as from greater stress or higher pitch) of a spoken syllable or word …   Useful english dictionary

  • tonic accent — /tɒnɪk ˈæksɛnt/ (say tonik aksent) noun vocal accent, or syllabic stress, in pronunciation or speaking …   Australian English dictionary

  • tonic accent — См. Wertdruck …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • tonic accent — prominence given to a syllable in speaking, usually due to a change, esp. a rise, in pitch. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • tonic accent — ton′ic ac′cent n. phn prominence given to a syllable in speaking, usu. due to a change, esp. a rise, in pitch • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • tonic — TÓNIC, Ă, tonici, ce, adj., subst. 1. adj. (Despre vocale sau silabe) Care poartă accentul, pe care cade accentul. ♢ Accent tonic = accentul muzical al vocalelor şi al silabelor; p. ext. accentul expirator sau de intensitate. 2. s.f. (muz.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • accent — n. pronunciation 1) to affect, assume, imitate, put on; cultivate an accent 2) to speak with an accent 3) to get rid of an accent 4) a foreign; heavy, noticeable. pronounced, strong, thick; slight accent stress 5) to place, put the accent on (to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tonic — n. & adj. n. 1 an invigorating medicine. 2 anything serving to invigorate. 3 = tonic water. 4 Mus. the first degree of a scale, forming the keynote of a piece (see KEYNOTE 3). adj. 1 serving as a tonic; invigorating. 2 Mus. denoting the first… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accent (music) — In music, an accent is an emphasis placed on a particular note, either as a result of its context or specifically indicated by an accent mark. Accents contribute to the articulation and prosody of a performance of a musical phrase. Compared to… …   Wikipedia

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