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.
- ac·cen·tu·al·i·ty, noun
- ac·cen·tu·al·ly, adverb
- non·ac·cen·tu·al, adjective
- non·ac·cen·tu·al·ly, adverb
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How to use accentual in a sentence
Quantitative measures, like the Sapphic and Hexameter, were composed accentually.Wine, Women, and Song | Various
British Dictionary definitions for accentual
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 syllables: Compare quantitative (def. 3)
- accentually, adverb
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