accent

What are the hypernyms for accent?

Hypernyms for accent

diacritic non-standard speech prosody importance inflection grandness diacritical mark pronunciation enounce express sound out show pronounce enunciate evince articulate say

Definitions for accent

  • verb - put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi
  • verb - to stress
  • noun - a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
  • noun - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
  • noun - distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
  • noun - 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"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
  • noun - special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
  • Pronounciation of accent

    British Female Listen
    British Male Listen
    American Female Listen
    American Male Listen

    Synonyms for accent

    emphasis speech pattern dialect accent mark idiom emphasize emphasise stress punctuate accentuate

    Antonyms for accent

    No antonyms found for accent.

    Holonyms for accent

    No holonyms found for accent.

    Hyponyms for accent

    word stress eye dialect acute accent grave word accent patois acute accentuation sentence stress stress ague tonic accent drawl focus stress mark grave accent pitch accent downplay re-emphasize drive home underline bring out bear down ram home emphasize background set off topicalize press home emphasise play down re-emphasise point up underscore

    Meronyms for accent

    No meronyms found for accent.

    Sounds like accent

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