accentual

[ak-sen-choo-uh l]
adjective
  1. of or relating to accent or stress.
  2. Prosody. of or relating to poetry based on the number of stresses, as distinguished from poetry depending on the number of syllables or quantities.

Origin of accentual

1600–10; < Latin accentu(s) (see accent) + -al1
Related formsac·cen·tu·al·i·ty, nounac·cen·tu·al·ly, adverbnon·ac·cen·tu·al, adjectivenon·ac·cen·tu·al·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of accentual

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British Dictionary definitions for accentual

accentual

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or having accents; rhythmic
  2. prosody of or relating to verse based on the number of stresses in a line rather than on the number of syllablesCompare quantitative (def. 3)
Derived Formsaccentually, adverb
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