Translation of "accent" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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accentnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæk.sənt/ us /ˈæk.sənt/

accent noun [ C ] (PRONUNCIATION)

B1 the way in which people in a particular area, country, or social group pronounce words

口音,腔调;土音
He's got a strong southern/Boston accent. 他说话带有很重的法国/苏格兰口音。
She's French but she speaks with an impeccable English accent. 她是法国人,但说话却是地道的英国腔。
He speaks with a broad/heavy/strong/thick Yorkshire accent. 他说话带有很重的约克郡口音。
I thought I could detect a slight Canadian accent. 我想我可以听得出来一点轻微的英格兰西南部口音。

More examples

  • At university he affected an upper-class accent.
  • He took elocution lessons to try to make his accent sound more genteel.
  • A woman with a very posh accent phoned for him earlier.
  • Many celebrities develop a working class accent to increase their street-credibility.
  • She speaks English without the slightest trace of an accent.

accent noun [ C ] (MARK)

B2 a mark written or printed over a letter to show you how to pronounce it

(标在字母上的)发音符号
a grave accent 沉音符
There's an acute accent on the e of "café". café 这个词中字母 e 上面有个尖音符号。

More examples

  • There's an acute accent on the e in blé, which is the French word for corn.
  • Pay attention to the accents on the words, because they show you how to pronounce them.
  • Françoise is spelled with an accent - a cedilla - on the 'c'.
  • There is an accent called an umlaut in the German word 'Gebaüde', which means 'building'.
  • They use quite a lot of accents in Turkish writing, don't they?

accent noun [ C ] (EMPHASIS)

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

重音
The accent falls on the final syllable. 重音在最后一个音节上。
the accent is on sth

great importance is given to a particular thing or quality

着重点在于…;注重…;强调…
This season the accent is definitely on long, flowing, romantic clothes. 毫无疑问,本季的服装以修长飘逸、充满浪漫情调为主要特点。

accentverb [ T ]

uk /əkˈsent/ us /ˈæk.sent/

to emphasize something

强调,着重;突出
In any advertising campaign, you must accent the areas where your product is better than the competition. 在广告宣传中,必须突出与竞争对手相比你的产品的优势。
specialized Accent the first note of every bar. 突出每一小节的第一个音符。

(Translation of “accent” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)