All possible synonyms of the word Accent as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...
Accent, accent mark
- a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
- diacritical mark, diacritic: a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
- language, linguistic communication: a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
- stress mark: a mark indicating the stress on a syllable
- acute accent, acute, ague: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
- grave accent, grave: a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
Stress, emphasis, accent
- the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
- prosody, inflection: the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
- accentuation: the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
- tonic accent, pitch accent: emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
- word stress, word accent: the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
- sentence stress: the distribution of stresses within a sentence
Dialect, idiom, accent
- the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
- non-standard speech: speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
Usage domain members
- euphonious: (of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident; "her euphonious Southern speech"
- forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard: at or to or toward the front; "he faced forward"; "step forward"; "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
- spang, bang: leap, jerk, bang; "Bullets spanged into the trees"
- eye dialect: the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker
- patois: a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
- special importance or significance; "the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"; "the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
- importance, grandness: a prominent status; "a person of importance"
- stress, focus: special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
Accent, speech pattern
- distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"
- pronunciation: the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"
- drawl: a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
Stress, accent, accentuate
- put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
- pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
Stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate
- to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
- express, show, evince: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
- background, play down, downplay: understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"
- bring out, set off: direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
- re-emphasise, re-emphasize: emphasize anew; "The director re-emphasized the need for greater productivity"
- bear down: pay special attention to; "The lectures bore down on the political background"
- topicalize: emphasize by putting heavy stress on or by moving to the front of the sentence; "Speakers topicalize more often than they realize"; "The object of the sentence is topicalized in what linguists call `Yiddish Movement'"
- point up: emphasize, especially by identification; "This novel points up the racial problems in England"
- drive home, ram home, press home: make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something; "drive home a point or an argument"; "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"
- underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise: give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"
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