emphasized or made particularly noticeable; prominent: The carved humanoid figure has large almond-shaped eyes, full lips, and an accentuated chin.
(of a syllable or word) pronounced with greater loudness or length, higher pitch, or some combination of these; accented or stressed: This dictionary indicates the accentuated syllable by placing a stress mark (‘) before it.
written or printed with a mark indicating stress, vowel quality, or other features of pronunciation: User authentication does not work for usernames that contain an accentuated character.
the simple past tense and past participle of accentuate.
- un·ac·cen·tu·at·ed, adjective
- well-ac·cen·tu·at·ed, adjective
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How to use accentuated in a sentence
In its simplest and most common form, equalization on headphones is usually employed to accentuate low frequencies in music, enhancing bass and drums and opening up a more immersive and visceral listening experience for users.Best headphones: Get good-quality audio equipment at your budget | PopSci Commerce Team | December 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
That pressure to be visible at all times that’s been accentuated over the last nine months has created an unhealthy culture in some companies.‘An unhealthy level of guilt’: Culture of presentism is making it harder to justify taking sick days | Jessica Davies | December 16, 2020 | Digiday
When the first lockdown came, that was all accentuated with people falling ill.‘It’s a silent epidemic’: Mental health in newsrooms needs more attention | Jessica Davies | December 7, 2020 | Digiday
From there, she applied the Neo Nude A-Highlight in 10 to accentuate the high-points of Henson’s face.Taraji P. Henson’s AMA Makeup Look Had To Complement A Whopping 10 Outfit Changes | cmurray | November 23, 2020 | Essence.com
On the lips, was a striking burgundy that further accentuated Davis’s pout and made the overall look that much more awe-worthy.Ebonee Davis’s Birthday Makeup Was A Tribute To The Ancestors | Steven Psyllos | November 20, 2020 | Essence.com
But for now, the marriage issue has simply accentuated a troubling divide.
Long sideburns accentuated his cheeks and, at night, black eyeliner rimmed his eyelids.
Her pixie haircut, a few months post-chemo, accentuated her ski-slope nose and flirty smile.
The actual ending is not bad, but why those accentuated chords in the very last bars?The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
This effect has no doubt been accentuated in the subsequent photographic processes.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters | James Edward Keeler
The former at least has been accentuated since yesterday, when your likeness to Hi struck me very painfully.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
It also accentuated the position of many of the camps, centres of population, and strategic posts.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
Finally, this town has the grand, solemn air of an old capital, accentuated by a great river.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier