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English definition of “accent”

accent

noun [C] (EMPHASIS)    /ˈæk.sənt/
specialized language, music a special emphasis given to a particular syllable in a word, word in a sentence, or note in a set of musical notes: The accent falls on the final syllable.Ways of speakingTechnical music termsStressing and emphasizing the accent is on sth great importance is given to a particular thing or quality: This season the accent is definitely on long, flowing, romantic clothes.Stressing and emphasizing accented     /əkˈsen.tɪd/ US  /ˈæk.sen.t̬ɪd/ adjective He spoke in heavily accented English.Ways of speaking
(Definition of accent noun (EMPHASIS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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