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[ak-sen-choo-uh l]
  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.
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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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  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)
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Derived Formsaccentually, adverb
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