Accent mark



a mark used to indicate an accent, stress, etc., as for pronunciation or in musical notation.
Compare (def 1).
Historical Examples

They’ll stick a b next to a k and follow it up with a z and put an accent mark over the whole business and call it a word.
Half Portions Edna Ferber

It is spelled without the accent mark, and the reader is led to infer that it is pronounced as though it were a French name.
Frdric Mistral Charles Alfred Downer

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    prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. degree of prominence of a syllable within a word and sometimes of a word within a phrase: primary accent; secondary accent. a mark indicating stress (as (·, ·), or (ˈ, ˌ), or (′, ″)), vowel […]

  • Accenting

    prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these. degree of prominence of a syllable within a word and sometimes of a word within a phrase: primary accent; secondary accent. a mark indicating stress (as (·, ·), or (ˈ, ˌ), or (′, ″)), vowel […]



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    any oscine bird of the family Prunellidae, of Europe and Asia, resembling sparrows but having more finely pointed bills, as the hedge sparrow. Historical Examples Alpine Warbler (accentor alpīnus), a European bird of the same genus as the hedge-sparrow. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various noun any small sparrow-like songbird of the […]

  • Accentual

    of or relating to or stress. Prosody. of or relating to poetry based on the number of stresses, as distinguished from poetry depending on the number of syllables or quantities. Contemporary Examples Sherwood Forest, for instance, is a killing field of accentual integrity. Stars Who Can’t Do Accents Richard Rushfield December 8, 2010 Historical Examples […]



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