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Definitions of accent:
  • noun:   a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
  • noun:   distinctive manner of oral expression
    Example: "He couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"
  • noun:   special importance or significance
    Example: "The room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents"
  • noun:   the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
  • noun:   the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    Example: "He has a strong German accent"
  • verb:   put stress on; utter with an accent
    Example: "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
  • verb:   to stress, single out as important

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