An example of accent would be the loudest part of a word.
An example of accent would be a public peaker who emphasizes key points.
- One determined by the regional or social background of the speaker.
- One determined by the phonetic habits of the speaker's native language carried over to his or her use of another language.
An acute accent.
The classical accent of a pillar.
Accents of love.
The accent is on comfort.
Accented the first syllable in “debacle.”
A program that accents leadership development.
In French there are acute (´), grave (`), and circumflex (^) accents.
In accents mild.
To put the accent on highway construction.
At this hotel, the accent is on luxury.
Origin of accent
- Middle English from Old French from Latin accentus accentuation ad- ad- cantus song (from canere to sing kan- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition