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accent

[ noun ak-sent; verb ak-sent, ak-sent ]
/ noun ˈæk sɛnt; verb ˈæk sɛnt, ækˈsɛnt /
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verb (used with object)

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Origin of accent

1520–30; <Latin accentus speaking tone, equivalent to ac-ac- + -centus, combining form of cantus song (see canto); translation of Greek prosōidíaprosody
1. accent , stress2. accent , accentuate, assent
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British Dictionary definitions for accent

accent

noun (ˈæksənt)

verb (ækˈsɛnt) (tr)

to mark with an accent in writing, speech, music, etc
to lay particular emphasis or stress on
C14: via Old French from Latin accentus, from ad- to + cantus chant, song. The Latin is a rendering of Greek prosōidia a song sung to music, the tone of a syllable
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