accentual[ak sen′c̸ho̵̅o̅ əl, ək-]
accentual definition by Webster's New World
- of or having to do with accent
- having rhythm based on stress rather than on the number of syllables or length of sounds, as some poetry
Origin: ; from Classical Latin accentus (see accent) plush -al
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- accentually adverb
accentual definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to accent.
- Based on stress accents: accentual rhythm; accentual verse.
Origin: From Latin accentus, accent; see accent.
- ac·cenˈtu·al·ly adverb