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  • nounimportance, emphasis
  • nounstress or pitch in pronunciation
  • verbplace emphasis, importance

synonyms for accent

  • significance
  • stress
  • weight
See also synonyms for: accented
  • tone
  • timbre
  • inflection
  • pronunciation
  • rhythm
  • cadence
  • enunciation
  • force
  • accentuation
  • articulation
  • modulation
  • stroke
  • meter
  • beat
  • emphasis
  • intonation
  • tonality
  • stress
  • accentuate
  • emphasize
  • underscore
  • highlight
  • intensify
  • underline
  • draw attention to
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antonyms for accent

MOST RELEVANT
  • triviality
  • unimportance
  • unimportance
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Which Letters Really Need Accent Marks?
Fancy? Fundamental? Or just plain frustrating to deal with? Accent marks draw a mixed reaction from people. So, do we really need them? Let’s take a look.
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What Is Accent Prestige Theory?
No accent is more correct than another. And, here’s the irony. None of us talk the same way all the time. So why do we think some accents sound better than others?
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How to use accent in a sentence

It really felt like doing an accent even though we’re both Australian.
INSIDE ‘I AM WOMAN’: A NEW BIOPIC TELLS THE STORY OF HELEN REDDY AND HER FAMOUS SONGRADMARYASEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
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.
WHAT IS ACCENT PRESTIGE THEORY?RACHEL LEONARDJULY 31, 2020EVERYTHING AFTER Z
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.
SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN ARE FORGING NEW FASHION FRONTIERS BY EMBRACING THEIR HERITAGENORMA YOUNGJULY 9, 2020QUARTZ
I was in high school when I realized that I spoke with an accent.
IS IT THE WAY I TALK? HIRING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON AN ACCENT IS ILLEGAL.TRUTHBETOLDJANUARY 25, 2020TRUTHBETOLD.NEWS
None of these companies have a definition of what “neutral accents” mean.
IS IT THE WAY I TALK? HIRING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON AN ACCENT IS ILLEGAL.TRUTHBETOLDJANUARY 25, 2020TRUTHBETOLD.NEWS
In 2017, one article found that a search for “neutral accents” resulted in 57 job listings on LinkedIn in the United States.
IS IT THE WAY I TALK? HIRING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON AN ACCENT IS ILLEGAL.TRUTHBETOLDJANUARY 25, 2020TRUTHBETOLD.NEWS
According to one LinkedIn job-listing, a “neutral accent is a must” for the position of sales executive for a cloud services company in San Jose, California, known as Zymr.
IS IT THE WAY I TALK? HIRING DISCRIMINATION BASED ON AN ACCENT IS ILLEGAL.TRUTHBETOLDJANUARY 25, 2020TRUTHBETOLD.NEWS
And all over the world each language would be taught with the same accent and quantities and idioms—a very desirable thing indeed.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The baron's pallid face looked more bloodless, his accent was fiercer, and his countenance more ruffianly as he uttered all this.
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As Ted suspected, the stranger was of Northern birth, which showed itself in his accent and cold, proud bearing.
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WORDS RELATED TO ACCENT

  • accent
  • bring attention to
  • call attention to
  • draw attention to
  • emphasize
  • feature
  • give prominence to
  • highlight
  • point up
  • spotlight
  • stress
  • underline
  • underscore
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