Pitch accent. (n.d.). In YourDictionary. Retrieved from https://www.yourdictionary.com/pitch-accent
(plural pitch accents)
(linguistics) A term of convenience for a variety of restricted tone systems that use variations in pitch to give prominence to a syllable or mora within a word. The placement of this tone or the way it is realized can give different meanings to otherwise similar words.
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