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noun as in importance, emphasis

noun as in stress or pitch in pronunciation

verb as in place emphasis, importance

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Example Sentences

It really felt like doing an accent even though we’re both Australian.

From Fortune

These accents tend to be the standard form of the language, so, these are usually the pronunciations you hear from mass media, government, business, education … from the dominant social group.

Its founder, Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt, knew first-hand that there were women in high-flying corporate jobs who needed meticulously-tailored outfits that had colors and accents reflecting a beautiful heritage.

From Quartz

None of these companies have a definition of what “neutral accents” mean.

I was in high school when I realized that I spoke with an accent.

But the people from Valley Stream had such a thick New York accent that was all around me.

I struck up a conversation with a man in his fifties or sixties who had a Brooklyn accent.

He seems miffed that Liv Ullmann would go off and do a musical when he was thinking of putting her, accent and all, in his movie.

Of course, in her Neverland they bleach your teeth so white they glow and Madonna coaches you on your convincing British accent.

On it a young beardless man speaks Chechen and Arabic with a soft accent.

And all over the world each language would be taught with the same accent and quantities and idioms—a very desirable thing indeed.

The baron's pallid face looked more bloodless, his accent was fiercer, and his countenance more ruffianly as he uttered all this.

As Ted suspected, the stranger was of Northern birth, which showed itself in his accent and cold, proud bearing.

Near me, sitting at a little table, were two gentlemen—unmistakably Scotch, as their accent proclaimed.

Let your articulation be easy, clear, correct in accent, and suited in tone and emphasis to your discourse.


On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to accent, such as: significance, stress, and weight.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.