accentuation

[ ak-sen-choo-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF accentuation

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Note, too, the accentuation of the idea of witness (John v. 31, 39).

Inconsistencies in hyphenation and accentuation have been retained.

The words pè, pé, in Creole are distinguishable only by their accentuation.

If there is little inflection and no accentuation the result is bad.

Stress, due to force of breath, is not the only means of accentuation at our disposal.

For to-day all paths seem to lead to an accentuation of herd life.

Her cousin Warren, watching her, smiled inwardly at the accentuation.

I must add, that the accentuation was as often wrong as right.

Also in thinking that the monotheism is not the element that needs the most accentuation.

How distribute the forces of accentuation on all the words of which it is composed?

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, from Medieval Latin accentuationem (nominative accentuatio) "intoning, chanting," noun of action from past participle stem of accentuare (see accentuate).

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