English definition of “accent”
/ˈæksənt/ noun [C]
PRONUNCIATION › the way in which someone pronounces words, influenced by the country or area they come from, or their social class: an American accent a French accent He speaks with a strong northern accent.
WRITTEN MARK › a mark above a letter to show you how to pronounce it, for example (â) and (é)
WORD EMPHASIS › the word or part of a word that you emphasize when you are speaking: In the word 'impossible' the accent is on the second syllable.
the accent on sth › particular importance or attention that you give to something: a wonderful menu with the accent on fresh fish