accent[ noun ak-sent; verb ak-sent, ak-sent ]SEE DEFINITION OF accent
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCENT
How would the first accent of his iron tongue have startled his resurrectionists!
Like most educated Russians, he spoke English with barely an accent.
His accent, which was Kentuckian and therefore Southern, had helped him also.
The accent upon the pronoun was very faint, but it was there for him to notice if he liked.
I thought there was something of an English accent in your speech now and then.
The accent was gentle; and he feared no boisterous intrusion.
He spoke English easily, and without any trace of an accent.
His accent was none of the Elberthal one; it was fine, refined, polished.
Gaspare spoke with an accent of pity in which there was almost a hint of contempt.
There was marked satire in the accent with which he said the last words.
late 14c., "particular mode of pronunciation," from Middle French accent, from Old French acent (13c.), from Latin accentus "song added to speech," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cantus "a singing," past participle of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Loan-translation of Greek prosoidia, from pros- "to" + oide "song," which apparently described the pitch scheme in Greek verse. The decorating sense of "something that emphasizes or highlights" is from 1972.