Meaning of "accent" in Essential American English Dictionary

accent

noun us /ˈæk·sent/

B1 the way that someone speaks, showing where he or she comes from:

a British 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 Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)