- (in languages such as Ancient Greek or modern Swedish) an accent in which emphatic syllables are pronounced on a higher musical pitch relative to other syllablesAlso called: tonic accent
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Examples from the Web for pitch accent
The conclusion is that "ictus in conflict requires a pitch-accent."English Verse
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