- of or relating to accent or stress.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for accentual
Sherwood Forest, for instance, is a killing field of accentual integrity.Stars Who Can't Do Accents
December 9, 2010
There is no such thing as quantity except so far as it is accentual also.Opuscula
Robert Gordon Latham
And he expounds the English accentual verse-system with clearness and vigor.English Verse
Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
The series of values for the four accentual positions follows.
For these, too, the general law observed in all accentual poetry holds good, viz.
The main law for all accentual versification is this, that verse-accent must always coincide with word-accent.
- of, relating to, or having accents; rhythmic
- 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)
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