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Another word for accent

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Noun
  1. A particular vocal quality that indicates some emotion or feeling

      1. A sound of distinct pitch, quality, and duration; a note.
      2. The interval of a major second in the diatonic scale; a whole step.
      3. A recitational melody in a Gregorian chant.
      1. The act of intoning or chanting.
      2. An intoned utterance.
      3. A manner of producing or uttering tones, especially with regard to accuracy of pitch.
      1. The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected.
      2. Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice.
      3. An alteration of the form of a word by the addition of an affix, as in English dogs from dog, or by changing the form of a base, as in English spoke from speak, that indicates grammatical features such as number, person, mood, or tense.
    See also:

    sounds

  2. Special weight placed upon something considered important

      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
      1. Special forcefulness of expression that gives importance to something singled out; stress:
      2. Special attention or effort directed toward something:
      3. Prominence given to a syllable, word, or words, as by raising the voice or printing in italic type.
      1. Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
      2. (ecclesiastical, music) Pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.
    See also:

    important

Verb
  1. To accord emphasis to

    See also:

    important

Another word for accent

Noun
  1. Importance

      1. The state or quality of being significant:
      2. A meaning that is expressed or implied:
      1. A measure of the heaviness of an object:
      2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
      3. A unit measure of gravitational force:
      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
      1. Special forcefulness of expression that gives importance to something singled out; stress:
      2. Special attention or effort directed toward something:
      3. Prominence given to a syllable, word, or words, as by raising the voice or printing in italic type.
    See also:

    importance

  2. Stress

      1. Diacritical.
      2. Diagnostic or distinctive.
      3. A mark, such as the cedilla of façade or the acute accent of résumé, added to a letter to indicate a special phonetic value or distinguish words that are otherwise graphically identical.
      1. (linguistics) A mark or character used in writing, in order to indicate the place of the spoken accent, or to indicate the nature or quality of the vowel marked.
      2. (music) A mark used to represent specific stress on a note.
      3. (music) A mark placed after a letter designating a note of music to indicate the octave in which it occurs.
      1. Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
      2. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
      3. A falling inflection of the voice, as at the end of a sentence.
      1. The measured arrangement of words in poetry, as by accentual rhythm, syllabic quantity, or the number of syllables in a line.
      2. A particular arrangement of words in poetry, such as iambic pentameter, determined by the kind and number of metrical units in a line.
      3. The rhythmic pattern of a stanza, determined by the kind and number of lines.
      1. Movement or variation characterized by the regular recurrence or alternation of different quantities or conditions:
      2. The patterned, recurring alternations of contrasting elements of sound or speech.
      3. The patterning of musical sound, as by differences in the timing, duration, or stress of consecutive notes.
      1. Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
      2. (ecclesiastical, music) Pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.
      1. The act or process of modulating.
      2. The state of being modulated.
      3. A passing or transition from one key or tonality to another.
      1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
      2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
      3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
      1. The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
      2. The striking of a bell or gong.
      3. The sound so produced.
      1. To strike repeatedly.
      2. To subject to repeated beatings or physical abuse; batter.
      3. To punish by hitting or whipping; flog.
      1. Special forcefulness of expression that gives importance to something singled out; stress:
      2. Special attention or effort directed toward something:
      3. Prominence given to a syllable, word, or words, as by raising the voice or printing in italic type.
      1. The quality or condition of being prominent.
      2. Something prominent, especially an area of land raised above its surroundings.
      3. A small projection or protuberance.
      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
Verb
      1. To make intense or more intense:
      2. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
      3. To become intense or more intense:
      1. Importance, significance, or emphasis placed on something.
      2. The relative force with which a sound or syllable is spoken.
      3. The emphasis placed on the sound or syllable spoken most forcefully in a word or phrase.
      1. To stress or emphasize; intensify:
      2. To pronounce with a stress or accent.
      3. To mark with an accent.
    See also:

    emphasize