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Accent vs. Martellato

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Accentnoun

(linguistics) A higher-pitched or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it.

‘In the word "careful", the accent is placed on the first syllable.’;

Martellatoadjective

(music) Strongly accented, or hammered out; used of notes played on bowed string instruments, handbells, or the piano.

Accentnoun

(figuratively) Emphasis or importance in general.

‘At this hotel, the accent is on luxury.’;

Accentnoun

(orthography) A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.

‘The name Cézanne is written with an acute accent.’;

Accentnoun

Modulation of the voice in speaking; the manner of speaking or pronouncing; a peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice, expressing emotion; tone.

Accentnoun

The distinctive manner of pronouncing a language associated with a particular region, social group, etc., whether of a native speaker or a foreign speaker; the phonetic and phonological aspects of a dialect.

‘a foreign accent’; ‘an American, British or Australian accent’; ‘a broad Irish accent’; ‘a hint of a German accent’;

Accentnoun

A distinctive manner of producing a sign language, such as someone who does not normally use a certain sign language might have when using it.

Accentnoun

A word; a significant tone or sound.

Accentnoun

Expressions in general; speech.

Accentnoun

Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.

Accentnoun

(music) A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.

Accentnoun

(music) A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.

Accentnoun

(music) The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.

Accentnoun

(music) The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.

Accentnoun

(music) A mark used to represent specific stress on a note.

Accentnoun

(mathematics) 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.

Accentnoun

(geometry) A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc., as in 12' 27, meaning twelve minutes and twenty-seven seconds.

Accentnoun

(engineering) A mark used to denote feet and inches, as in 6' 10'', meaning six feet ten inches.

Accentnoun

Emphasis laid on a part of an artistic design or composition; an emphasized detail, in particular a detail in sharp contrast to its surroundings.

Accentnoun

A very small gemstone set into a piece of jewellery.

Accentnoun

A distinctive feature or quality.

Accentnoun

(archaic) Utterance.

Accentverb

(transitive) To express the accent of vocally; to utter with accent.

Accentverb

(transitive) To mark emphatically; to emphasize; to accentuate; to make prominent.

Accentverb

(transitive) To mark with written accents.

Accentnoun

A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.

Accentnoun

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.

Accentnoun

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.

‘The tender accent of a woman's cry.’;

Accentnoun

A word; a significant tone

‘Winds! on your wings to Heaven her accents bear,Such words as Heaven alone is fit to hear.’;

Accentnoun

Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.

Accentnoun

A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.

Accentnoun

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.

Accentverb

To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.

Accentverb

To mark emphatically; to emphasize.

Accentnoun

distinctive manner of oral expression;

‘he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent’; ‘she had a very clear speech pattern’;

Accentnoun

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’;

Accentnoun

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’;

Accentnoun

the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch);

‘he put the stress on the wrong syllable’;

Accentnoun

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

Accentverb

to stress, single out as important;

‘Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet’;

Accentverb

put stress on; utter with an accent;

‘In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word’;

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