Her face is round, and her dimpled smile is accented by two front teeth that resemble Chiclets.
Long, column dresses in similar floral prints (accented with tassels and sequined bits) came next.
“He is beautiful,” one accented passer-by says to the camera.
Mandela kept his temper, spoke civilly in his accented English and did his best for those he represented.
They worked heavily with long black pleated knits, accented with a bit of silver or gold.
Jerome is accented on the first syllable; in America it is always accented on the second.
Never should it be said that Antonia Dennant had accented him and thrown him over.
Further, it was formerly supposed that the number of unaccented syllables following the accented syllable was indifferent.
Safti hailed him with the accented violence peculiar to the Arabs.
The foot consisting of an unaccented followed by an accented syllable is called an iambus.
late 14c., "particular mode of pronunciation," from Middle French accent, from Old French acent (13c.), from Latin accentus "song added to speech," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cantus "a singing," past participle of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Loan-translation of Greek prosoidia, from pros- "to" + oide "song," which apparently described the pitch scheme in Greek verse. The decorating sense of "something that emphasizes or highlights" is from 1972.
"to pronounce with accent or stress," 1520s, from Middle French accenter, from Old French acenter, from accent (see accent (n.)). Related: Accented; accenting.