accentnoun [C]uk /ˈæk.sənt/ us /ˈæk.sənt/
accent noun [C] (PRONUNCIATION)
- 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)
- 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)
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