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accentual

[ ak-sen-choo-uhl ]
/ ækˈsɛn tʃu əl /
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adjective
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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Origin of accentual

1600–10; <Latin accentu(s) (see accent) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM accentual

ac·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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How to use accentual in a sentence

  • Quantitative measures, like the Sapphic and Hexameter, were composed accentually.

British Dictionary definitions for accentual

accentual
/ (ækˈsɛntʃʊəl) /

adjective
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 accentual

accentually, adverb
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