Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun accent

5 senses of accent

Sense 1
accent, speech pattern -- (distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern")
       => pronunciation -- (the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation")

Sense 2
emphasis, accent -- (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")
       => importance, grandness -- (a prominent status; "a person of importance")

Sense 3
dialect, idiom, accent -- (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")
       => non-standard speech -- (speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community)

Sense 4
stress, emphasis, accent -- (the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable")
       => prosody, inflection -- (the patterns of stress and intonation in a language)

Sense 5
accent, accent mark -- (a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation)
       => diacritical mark, diacritic -- (a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb accent

2 senses of accent

Sense 1
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate -- (to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 2
stress, accent, accentuate -- (put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word")
       => pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

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