accentuation

[ ak-sen-choo-ey-shuh n ]
/ ækˌsɛn tʃuˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

an act or instance of accentuating.
something that is accentuated.

Nearby words

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

Origin of accentuation

1820–30; < Medieval Latin accentuātiōn- (stem of accentuātiō) intoning. See accentuate, -ion

Related formso·ver·ac·cen·tu·a·tion, noun

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Word Origin and History for accentuation

accentuation

n.

1690s, from Medieval Latin accentuationem (nominative accentuatio) "intoning, chanting," noun of action from past participle stem of accentuare (see accentuate).

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