accentual

[ ak-sen-choo-uh l ]
/ ækˈsɛn tʃu əl /

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.

Nearby words

  1. accelerometer,
  2. accent,
  3. accent mark,
  4. accented,
  5. accentor,
  6. accentuate,
  7. accentuation,
  8. accentuator,
  9. accept,
  10. acceptability

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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British Dictionary definitions for accentually

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 Formsaccentually, adverb

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