- 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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- 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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