pitch accent


noun

(in languages such as Ancient Greek or modern Swedish) an accent in which emphatic syllables are pronounced on a higher musical pitch relative to other syllablesAlso called: tonic accent

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Example sentences from the Web for pitch accent

  • The conclusion is that "ictus in conflict requires a pitch-accent."

    English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.