accentuation

[ak-sen-choo-ey-shuh n]
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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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Related Words for accentuation

stress, attention, accent, emphasizing

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Word Origin and History for 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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