Origin of accentuation
Examples from the Web for accentuation
It has developed, in proportion to the accentuation of the institution of private, as against communal, property.British Socialism|J. Ellis Barker
If necessary, an accentuation was produced by raising the pegs representing the accentuated part of the foot.
Thus out of rhythm grows very naturally an accentuation which gives balance, structure, and form.Spirit and Music|H. Ernest Hunt
Assamese follows Bengali in its accentuation, but the language has never been the toy of euphuism.
These examples, however, do little towards enabling modern scholars to form a notion of the Greek system of accentuation.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
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).