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English definition of “accent”

accent

noun [C]     /ˈæksənt/
PRONUNCIATION B1 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.Ways of speaking
WRITTEN MARK B2 a mark above a letter to show you how to pronounce it, for example (â) and (é)Punctuation
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 .Ways of speaking
the accent on sth particular importance or attention that you give to something: a wonderful menu with the accent on fresh fish Stressing and emphasizing
(Definition of accent noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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