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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for accentuation



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper