Origin of accentuation
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Examples from the Web for accentuation
Note, too, the accentuation of the idea of witness (John v. 31, 39).Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John
Inconsistencies in hyphenation and accentuation have been retained.Tales of Secret Egypt
The words pè, pé, in Creole are distinguishable only by their accentuation."Gombo Zhbes"
If there is little inflection and no accentuation the result is bad.The Strand Magazine
Stress, due to force of breath, is not the only means of accentuation at our disposal.The Sounds of Spoken English
Word Origin and History for accentuation
1690s, from Medieval Latin accentuationem (nominative accentuatio) "intoning, chanting," noun of action from past participle stem of accentuare (see accentuate).
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