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Noun
Plural for a special or particular emphasis
“There was a mismatch between theory and understanding, when the accent should have been on continuous learning.”
Noun
Plural for a distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class
“Young Frank in particular has a classic southern accent and pronunciation.”
Noun
Plural for a distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch
“TO-mah-to, they called them in Calcutta, with the accent on the first syllable, making no distinction between singular or plural.”
Noun
Plural for a mark on a letter, typically a vowel, to indicate pitch, stress, or vowel quality
“FYI - I had to leave out some of the accent marks on some of the Spanish words.”
Verb
To indicate the importance of by centering attention on
“She had a round face accented by a little white cap.”
Verb
To mark emphatically
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