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.
of, relating to, or having accents; rhythmic
(prosody) of or relating to verse based on the number of stresses in a line rather than on the number of syllables Compare quantitative (sense 3)
to give emphasis or prominence to. to mark or pronounce with an . Contemporary Examples Social forces in Britain today will accentuate these trends. The Downside of Brit-Bashing Joel Kotkin June 15, 2010 A situation like the current one is likely to accentuate his weakness. After the Israel Synagogue Massacre: A New Intifada? Michael Tomasky […]
to give emphasis or prominence to. to mark or pronounce with an . Contemporary Examples Her pixie haircut, a few months post-chemo, accentuated her ski-slope nose and flirty smile. The Stripper Who Lost a Breast Melissa Lion August 20, 2009 Historical Examples Each of the four actions of the muscles should be carefully distinguished and […]
to give emphasis or prominence to. to mark or pronounce with an . Historical Examples I shall be able to cast a glance at my fifty volumes, tearing out the bad pages, accentuating the best ones. Balzac Frederick Lawton Now it rose, now it fell, accentuating the silence dense about it. The Speaker, No. 5: […]
an act or instance of . something that is . Historical Examples The unit of displacement becomes the whole period intervening between any two adjacent points of accentuation. Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Various If there is little inflection and no accentuation the result is bad. The Strand Magazine Various Otherwise the original has been […]