accent


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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 ?
Non, Madame," said the boy; but she must have known, from his accent, of what country he was, for she answered him with a slight foreign tone.
Come and give me good luck," she said, still in a foreign accent, quite different from that frank and perfectly English "Thank you," with which she had saluted Georgy's coup in her favour.
Say monsieur, and speak quickly," replied the unknown, with that haughty accent which admits of neither discussion nor reply.
said the newly arrived general speaking quickly with a harsh German accent, looking to both sides and advancing straight toward the inner door.
It was not raised to any high pitch; its accent was the accent of prayer, and the words it uttered were these:
On perceiving me, the stranger addressed me in English, although with a foreign accent.
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