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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 ?
However, amidst all the prisoner's efforts to elude a systematic examination, Raoul had recognized his natural accent.
Say monsieur, and speak quickly," replied the unknown, with that haughty accent which admits of neither discussion nor reply.
I express myself badly, or perhaps, as monsieur is a foreigner, which I perceive by his accent "
She came from Devonshire and, notwithstanding her many years of service in London, had never lost the breadth of her accent.
It is for the reasson, my goot sir," said he, speaking with a German accent, "for the reasson zat ze Emperor knows zat.
Apparently I was carrying forward an attack on French at the same time, for I distinctly recall my failure to enlist with me an old gentleman who had once lived a long time in France, and whom I hoped to get at least an accent from.
You don't think I talk with a Yankee accent, do you, Miss Shirley, ma'am?
My child," he said, with that strangely commanding accent which chilled all those who approached him, "we are alone; let us speak together.
Joan decided that she had been helped to identify the accent by the short German-looking moustache that did not conceal the mouth and its full red lips, which would have formed a Cupid's bow but for some harshness or severity of spirit that had moulded them masculinely.
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.
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.