Synonyms for accented

Grammar : Verb
Spell : noun ak-sent; verb ak-sent, ak-sent
Phonetic Transcription : noun ˈæk sɛnt; verb ˈæk sɛnt, ækˈsɛnt

Définition of accented

Origin :
  • late 14c., "particular mode of pronunciation," from Middle French accent, from Old French acent (13c.), from Latin accentus "song added to speech," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cantus "a singing," past participle of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Loan-translation of Greek prosoidia, from pros- "to" + oide "song," which apparently described the pitch scheme in Greek verse. The decorating sense of "something that emphasizes or highlights" is from 1972.
  • verb place emphasis, importance
Example sentences :
  • Never should it be said that Antonia Dennant had accented him and thrown him over.
  • Extract from : « The Island Pharisees » by John Galsworthy
  • Safti hailed him with the accented violence peculiar to the Arabs.
  • Extract from : « Sman; and Safti's Summer Day » by Robert Hichens
  • I accented in most words from the French has the sound of long e.
  • Extract from : « Orthography » by Elmer W. Cavins
  • In long words two, and sometimes three, syllables are accented.
  • Extract from : « Orthography » by Elmer W. Cavins
  • At first he repeated some well-known prayers, and only accented a word here and there.
  • Extract from : « Childhood » by Leo Tolstoy
  • Inconsistency in hyphenation and accented words has also been retained.
  • Extract from : « The Dust Flower » by Basil King
  • Letters that are accented in the lower case are typically not accented in the upper case.
  • Extract from : « Fifty Soups » by Thomas J. Murrey
  • What an accented note it is in the whole vast expanse of green and blue!
  • Extract from : « Rambles on the Riviera » by Francis Miltoun
  • The original hyphenation and use of accented words has been retained.
  • Extract from : « Bible Animals; » by J. G. Wood
  • It accented and so it removed the narrowness of Puritan practice.
  • Extract from : « The Greatest English Classic » by Cleland Boyd McAfee

Antonyms for accented

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