[ak-sen-choo-ey-shuh n]


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

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

Related Words for accentuation

stress, attention, accent, emphasizing

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Historical Examples of accentuation

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