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Synonyms for accent

Synonyms for accent

a particular vocal quality that indicates some emotion or feeling

special weight placed upon something considered important

Synonyms for accent

distinctive manner of oral expression

special importance or significance

the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

References in classic literature ?
Oh," he cried, in an accent of despair, "the count has deceived me; I am yet living; "and extending his hand towards the table, he seized a knife.
I express myself badly, or perhaps, as monsieur is a foreigner, which I perceive by his accent "
There lay in the accents of the wretched man so profound a consciousness of his misery, that she had not the strength to say a word.
Descended from old New England stock, his father a consul-general, he had been born in Germany, in which country he had received his early education and his accent.
It was not raised to any high pitch; its accent was the accent of prayer, and the words it uttered were these:
And I you a happy New Year," responded the Second Blighted Being, with the accent of a penitent accordeon.
Anglo-Saxon poetry depended for its pleasantness to the ear, not on rhyme as does ours, but on accent and alliteration.
Upon these rules of accent and alliteration the strict form of Anglo-Saxon verse was based.
When Mrs Deborah returned into the room, and was acquainted by her master with the finding the little infant, her consternation was rather greater than his had been; nor could she refrain from crying out, with great horror of accent as well as look, "My good sir
She had a French master, who complimented her upon the purity of her accent and her facility of learning; the fact is she had learned long ago and grounded herself subsequently in the grammar so as to be able to teach it to George; and Madam Strumpff came to give her lessons in singing, which she performed so well and with such a true voice that the Major's windows, who had lodgings opposite under the Prime Minister, were always open to hear the lesson.
On perceiving me, the stranger addressed me in English, although with a foreign accent.
The matron soon made her appearance; and the polite Frenchman, making one of his best bows, and playing gracefully with the aiguillettes that danced upon his breast, proceeded in courteous accents to deliver his mission.
In every valley heard, Floating from tree to tree, Less beautiful to, me, The music of the radiant bird, Than artless accents such as thine Whose echoes never flee
These gallant words which seem so novel to those that speak them were said in accents scarcely changed a hundred times before.
Finally, and for the encouragement of people troubled with accents that cut them off from all high employment, I may add that the change wrought by Professor Higgins in the flower girl is neither impossible nor uncommon.