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accents, plural;
  1. Emphasize (a particular feature)
    • - fabrics that accent the background colors in the room
  2. Play (a note, a beat of the bar, etc.) with an accent

  1. A distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, esp. one associated with a particular nation, locality, or social class
    • - a strong German accent
    • - she never mastered the French accent
  2. A distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch

  3. A mark on a letter, typically a vowel, to indicate pitch, stress, or vowel quality

  4. An emphasis on a particular note or chord

  5. A special or particular emphasis
    • - the accent is on participation
  6. A feature that gives a distinctive visual emphasis to something
    • - blue woodwork and accents of red

  1. distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
  2. stress: to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
  3. emphasis: 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"
  4. stress: put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
  5. dialect: 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"
  6. stress: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
  7. Accent (Акцент) was a Belarusian heavy metal band from the city of Minsk. The band played an important role in the development of contemporary music in Belarus.
  8. In linguistics, an accent is a manner of pronunciation of a language. An accent may be associated with the region in which its speakers reside (a geographical or regional accent), the socio-economic status of its speakers, their ethnicity, their caste or social class, their first language (when ...
  9. In music, an accent is an emphasis placed on a particular note, either as a result of its context or specifically indicated by an accent mark. Accents contribute to the articulation and prosody of a performance of a musical phrase. ...
  10. In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in a word, or to certain words in a phrase or sentence. The term is also used for similar patterns of phonetic prominence inside syllables. The word accent is sometimes also used with this sense.
  11. In poetry, accent refers to the stressed syllable of a polysyllabic word, or a monosyllabic word that receives stress because it belongs to an "open class" of words (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) or because of "contrastive" or "rhetorical" stress. ...
  12. Accent is a very high level interpreted programming language, published in 1990 by CaseWare, Inc.. Accent has native support for strings and tables. It is strongly typed and supports remote function calls.
  13. A higher-pitched or stronger articulation of a particular syllable of a word or phrase in order to distinguish it from the others or to emphasize it; Figuratively, emphasis or importance in general; A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to ...
  14. (Accented) A note is played more strongly and loudly than others. The symbol for an accent is a >.
  15. (Accenting) Is the process of emphasizing an area with lighter or darker colours by outlining or shading.
  16. (Accents) A contrast, outline, or highlight added for detail and emphasis.
  17. (Accents) In the less perceptive war flicks, the bad guys can pass for their nationality using just a bad accent.
  18. (Accents) Notes played louder then normal to give a distinct shot or hit. Accents are played usually to compliment other musicians in the band, or to spice up the current beat. Accents require stick control and are great to practice.
  19. (Accents) The secondary, tertiary and other elements of the page that support the main (or primary) element, bringing various focal points to the layout.
  20. (Accents) To dream of having an accent or to dream of other people with accents indicates confusion or indecisiveness about a particular matter.
  21. A modifying mark on a character. For example, the accent marks in Latin script (acute, tilde, and ogonek) and the tone marks in Thai. Synonymous with diacritic.
  22. An emphasis produced through increased volume and attack.
  23. Accent usually refers to differences of pronunciation -- deviations from the standard -- by which the speaker might be socially and/or culturally categorised (in terms of class, region, ethnicity). These deviations are implicitly seen as inferior. For many writers ? ...
  24. An accent placed over or under a note means the note should be emphasized by playing forcefully. Indicated by the sign: >
  25. Giving a particular note or phrase more stress than the ones before or after it.