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Definitions of accent

  1.   distinctive manner of oral expression he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent she had a very clear speech pattern
  2.   a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or in some languages placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
  3.   the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note especially with regard to stress or pitch he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  4.   the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English he has a strong German accent
  5.   special importance or significance the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents
  6.   put stress on utter with an accent In Farsi you accent the last syllable of each word
  7.   a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
  8.   to stress single out as important Dr Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
  9.   A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase distinguishing it from the others
  10.   A mark or character used in writing and serving to regulate the pronunciation esp a a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent b a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked as the French accents
  11.   Modulation of the voice in speaking manner of speaking or pronouncing peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice tone as a foreign accent a French or a German accent
  12.   A word a significant tone
  13.   expressions in general speech
  14.   Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse
  15.   A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning and more feebly the third part of the measure
  16.   A special emphasis of a tone even in the weaker part of the measure
  17.   The rhythmical accent which marks phrases and sections of a period
  18.   The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage
  19.   A mark placed at the right hand of a letter and a little above it to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter but differing in value as y' y''
  20.   A mark at the right hand of a number indicating minutes of a degree seconds etc as 12'27'' i e twelve minutes twenty seven seconds
  21.   A mark used to denote feet and inches as 6' 10'' is six feet ten inches
  22.   To express the accent of either by the voice or by a mark to utter or to mark with accent
  23.   To mark emphatically to emphasize
  24.   One of the FLAVORING AGENTS used to impart a meat like flavor Medically it has been used to reduce blood ammonia levels in ammoniacal azotemia therapy of hepatic coma in psychosis and mental retardation
  25.   The stress laid by the voice upon a particular syllable of a word a mark or character used in writing and printing to show the proper pronunciation of a word a peculiarity of utterance characterizing the language of a certain part of a country or the speech of foreigners musical emphasis
  26.   To express the emphatic syllable in a word by stress or modulation of the voice mark a stressed syllable by a sign emphasize as a passage of music
  27.   Modulation of the voice stress on a syllable or word a mark used to direct this stress in poetry language words or expressions in general
  28.   To express or note the accent
  29.   Modulation or stress of voice mark denoting these
  30.   To express or mark accent
  31.   To speak write or print with an accent emphasize
  32.   A stress of voice on a syllable of a word or a mark used to indicate such stress known as primary ' and secondary
  33.   A particular stress of voice upon a syllable or word a mark used in writing to direct the stress of the voice in pronunciation a modulation of the voice expressive of certain passions or sentiments words language or expressions in general
  34.   To express or note the accent to utter

Antonyms for accent

indifference, minimization, disregard.

Quotes of accent

  1. I will buy any creme cosmetic or elixir from a woman with a European accent – Erma Bombeck
  2. The first thing I have to do to erase my French accent is think that it is actually possible whereas for the moment I think it's not I have a lot of work – Marion Cotillard
  3. When I was a kid Eisenhower had been President forever and all of a sudden everything in the world was all about Jack Kennedy I was 12 interested in politics my father was from Massachusetts had an accent like Kennedy – James Ellroy
  4. You know what I'm really attracted to British women there's something innately proper about them However badly they behave their accent is so cute that it makes up for everything – Josh Hartnett
  5. One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent which hand you eat your food with has some deeper symbolic truth reality – Anish Kapoor
  6. If my accent betrayed my foreign birth it also stamped me as an enemy in the imagination of the producers – Bela Lugosi
  7. I guess you should approach the roles differently when they're actual people who have been this is the difference Getting the accent exact or the hair exact is less important in a situation like this – Mary Stuart Masterson
  8. I guess when I first started speaking with an American accent there's a tendency to create a caricature of the accent because you just exaggerate the pieces that stand out to you – Radha Mitchell
  9. Tell me the truth do you think I've lost my Southern accent I feel it comes back to me only when I'm shouting at fights or at baseball games – Cleo Moore
  10. They seem to be charmed by my Southern accent – Cleo Moore
  11. They made me use an accent which I wasn't thrilled about because a lot of us obviously don't have them – Rita Moreno
  12. I played a lot of leaders autocratic sorts perhaps it was my Canadian accent – Leslie Nielsen
  13. Christopher Reeve did such an amazing job that to give him some kind of accent or more bravado would have been wrong Audiences wouldn't have responded to that either – Brandon Routh
  14. I am trying to make my accent so it won't bother anyone but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia – Shakira
  15. I on the other hand have a bit of a southern accent – Michael W. Smith

Usage examples for accent

  1. “ For further remarks on this subject see the chapter on accent – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  2. Like many of his family he was proud of his French culture his French accent and his knowledge of French books – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. She talked of Josephine as if she were Josephine's superior and her expression and accent were such that they contrived to convey an impression that she had the right to do it – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  4. You are a very young one she said with a strong foreign accent yet with great kindness – Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge by Pemberton Ginther
  5. The tenor had apparently not kept his appointment and madame expressed some irritation at this first to a friend in French but with a slight English accent then in English to her daughter and Barty grew interested – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  6. “ I went to the room where the men lay smoking on the blankets but one of them wearing a surgeon's shoulderstraps and speaking in a German accent claimed them as his private property and positively refused to yield one – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  7. If I call you may notice that I have acquired a slight foreign accent he said and with that he slipped behind the curtain – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  8. “ No not me said Maurice whose ears caught the English accent more perfectly he calls Harriet may she come – Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 3 of 3) by Frederick William Robinson
  9. We were obliged to confess that she was catching a foreign accent – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. She had an English accent which added very much to her charm – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  11. He was full of learning according to the village standard could write and cipher well was fond of reading such books as came in his way and spoke his native English almost without an accent – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  12. “ Mrs Gereth exclaimed with an accent of triumph – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James
  13. Every language has a kind of accent as it is called and it is this accent which is most characteristic – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  14. Her accent and tone were so peculiar as she said this that even Molly noticed it – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  15. Yes that's more interesting he remarked with an accent of irony that escaped her – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  16. You are European not American why even your accent is stronger than mine – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  17. “ A smile lighted up his face and he said in an accent of intense joy He has gone – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  18. 2 What is Accent – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  19. One such a huge man with a foreign accent became excited shouted Oh – The Thorogood Family by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. Unlike his daughter he spoke English with a distinctly foreign accent – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges