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accentuation

[ ak-sen-choo-ey-shuhn ]
/ ækˌsɛn tʃuˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun
an act or instance of accentuating.
something that is accentuated.
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Origin of accentuation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM accentuation

o·ver·ac·cen·tu·a·tion, noun
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