Translation of "accent" - English-Traditional 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

He's got a strong southern/Boston accent. 他說話帶有很重的法國/蘇格蘭口音。
She's French but she speaks with an impeccable English accent. 她是法國人,但說話卻是地道的英國腔。
He speaks with a broad/heavy/strong/thick Yorkshire accent. 他說話帶有很重的約克郡口音。
I thought I could detect a slight Canadian accent. 我想我可以聽得出來一點輕微的英格蘭西南部口音。

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

a grave accent 重音符
There's an acute accent on the e of "café". café 這個詞中字母 e 上面有個銳音符。

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

The accent falls on the final syllable. 重音在最後一個音節上。
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. 毫無疑問,本季的服裝以修長飄逸、充滿浪漫情調為主要特點。

accentverb [ T ]

uk /əkˈsent/ us /ˈæk.sent/

to emphasize something

In any advertising campaign, you must accent the areas where your product is better than the competition. 在廣告宣傳中,必須突出你的產品比競爭對手優勝之處。
specialized Accent the first note of every bar. 突出每一小節的第一個音符。

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