Dictionary Results for accent


1. accent - noun

· distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"

Synonym(s): speech_pattern

Hypernym(s): pronunciation




2. accent - noun

· special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"

Synonym(s): emphasis

Hypernym(s): importance, grandness




3. accent - noun

· 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"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"

Synonym(s): dialect, idiom

Hypernym(s): non-standard_speech




4. accent - noun

· the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

Synonym(s): stress, emphasis

Hypernym(s): prosody, inflection




5. accent - noun

· a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Synonym(s): accent_mark

Hypernym(s): diacritical_mark, diacritic




6. accent - verb

· to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

Synonym(s): stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accentuate

Hypernym(s): express, show, evince




7. accent - verb

· put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

Synonym(s): stress, accentuate

Hypernym(s): pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound_out, enunciate, say





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