Meaning of “accent” - Learner’s Dictionary

accent

noun [ C ] uk us /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.
WRITTEN MARK

B2 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

(Definition of “accent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)