[ ak-sen-choo-ey-tid ]
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  1. emphasized or made particularly noticeable; prominent: The carved humanoid figure has large almond-shaped eyes, full lips, and an accentuated chin.

  2. (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.

  1. 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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of accentuate.

Origin of accentuated

First recorded in 1725–35; accentuate + -ed2 for the adjective senses; accentuate + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from accentuated

  • un·ac·cen·tu·at·ed, adjective
  • well-ac·cen·tu·at·ed, adjective

Words Nearby accentuated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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