Meaning of "accent" in Essential English Dictionary

accent

noun uk /ˈæksənt/

B1 the way that someone speaks, showing where they come from:

an American accent
a French accent

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

There’s an accent on the ‘e’ of ‘café’.

(Definition of “accent” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)