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English definition of “accent”

accent

noun [C] (MARK)    /ˈæk.sənt/
B2 a mark written or printed over a letter to show you how to pronounce it: a grave accent There's an acute accent on the e of "café".Punctuation accented     /əkˈsen.tɪd/ US  /ˈæk.sen.t̬ɪd/ adjective He spoke in heavily accented English.Ways of speaking
(Definition of accent noun (MARK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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