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  1. distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or (in some languages) placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of gray with distinctive red accents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the French accents. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a French or a German accent. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A word; a significant tone Webster Dictionary DB
  13. expressions in general; speech. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Stress laid on certain syllables of a verse. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The expressive emphasis and shading of a passage. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y''. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, etc.; as, 12'27'', i. e., twelve minutes twenty seven seconds. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 6' 10'' is six feet ten inches. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To mark emphatically; to emphasize. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. One of the FLAVORING AGENTS used to impart a meat-like flavor. Medically it has been used to reduce blood ammonia levels in ammoniacal azotemia, therapy of hepatic coma, in psychosis, and mental retardation. Medical Dictionary DB
  25. The stress laid by the voice upon a particular syllable of a word; a mark or character used in writing and printing to show the proper pronunciation of a word; a peculiarity of utterance characterizing the language of a certain part of a country or the speech of foreigners; musical emphasis. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. To express the emphatic syllable in (a word) by stress or modulation of the voice; mark a stressed syllable by a sign; emphasize, as a passage of music. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Modulation of the voice: stress on a syllable or word: a mark used to direct this stress: in poetry, language, words, or expressions in general. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. To express or note the accent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Modulation or stress of voice; mark denoting these. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To express or mark accent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To speak, write, or print with an accent; emphasize. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A stress of voice on a syllable of a word, or a mark used to indicate such stress known as primary (') and secondary ("). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A particular stress of voice upon a syllable or word; a mark used in writing to direct the stress of the voice in pronunciation; a modulation of the voice expressive of certain passions or sentiments; words, language, or expressions in general. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To express or note the accent; to utter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. A very high level interpreted language fromCaseWare, Inc. with strings and tables. It is stronglytyped and has remote function calls. foldoc_fs
  36. A mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 6. dictgcide_fs
  37. ak'sent, n. modulation of the voice: stress on a syllable or word: a mark used to direct this stress: any mode of utterance peculiar to a country, a province, or an individual: (poet.) a significant word, or words generally: (pl.) speech, language.--v.t. ACCENT', to express or note the accent.--adj. ACCENT'UAL, relating to accent.--n. ACCENTUAL'ITY.--adv. ACCENT'UALLY.--v.t. ACCENT'UATE, to mark or pronounce with accent: to make prominent.--n. ACCENTU[=A]'TION, the act of marking or of pronouncing accents. [Fr.--L. accentus, a tone or note--ad, to, can[)e]re, to sing.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. Inflection or modification of the voice, which consists in raising or dropping it on certain syllables. The accent exhibits various alterations in disease. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  39. Prominence given to a syllable, whether by higher musical pitch (ancient Greek and Latin, Swedish and Norw.), or by stress (most mod. langg., but perh. not French). Three marks called acute (\'), grave (\'), and circumflex (\"or\") accents (systematically employed only in Greek, and to -a less degree in French) used for various purposes, e.g. to indicate syllabic pitch (Greek), quality of vowel sound (French), etymological hist. (French, English), metrical stress, syllabic stress (dictionaries &c.), the fact of a letter\'s not being silent, or conventional distinction between homonyms (French). Individual, local, or national mode of pronunciation; modulation to express feeling; in pl., speech (poet.). (In prosody) rhythmical stress. (Mus.) stress recurring at intervals. (Fig.) intensity, sharp distinction. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. Pronounce with accent, emphasize (word or syllable); put the written accents on; heighten, make conspicuous. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. [L.] Melodic Accent The relative pitch of syllables according to special laws in certain languages, as Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Chinese. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  42. [L.][Gram.) Stress laid on a syllable in a word, or word in a sentence. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  43. n. [Latin] A superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word, distinguishing it from the others ;—a mark used in. writing to regulate the pronunciation ; word, language, or expressions in general ;—a mark place at the right hand of a letter or number to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind, but differing in value. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. The manner of speaking or pronouncing; the marks made upon syllables to regulate their pronunciation; a modification of the voice, expressive of the passions or sentiments. Complete Dictionary

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