[ ak-sen-choo-uhl ]
/ ækˈsɛn tʃu əl /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM accentualac·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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Quantitative measures, like the Sapphic and Hexameter, were composed accentually.Wine, Women, and Song|Various
British Dictionary definitions for accentual
/ (ækˈsɛntʃʊəl) /
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)
Derived forms of accentualaccentually, adverb
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