Accent

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

Definition

  • a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Synonyms

  • accent
  • accent mark

Hypernyms

  • diacritical mark, diacritic: a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation

Topic domains

  • 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"

Hyponyms

  • 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

Definition

  • the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"

Synonyms

  • stress
  • emphasis
  • accent

Hypernyms

  • prosody, inflection: the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

Hyponyms

  • 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

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • dialect
  • idiom
  • accent

Hypernyms

  • 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"

Hyponyms

  • 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

Emphasis, accent

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • emphasis
  • accent

Hypernyms

  • importance, grandness: a prominent status; "a person of importance"

Hyponyms

  • stress, focus: special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"

Accent, speech pattern

Definition

  • distinctive manner of oral expression; "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"

Synonyms

  • accent
  • speech pattern

Hypernyms

  • pronunciation: the manner in which someone utters a word; "they are always correcting my pronunciation"

Hyponyms

  • drawl: a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels

Stress, accent, accentuate

Definition

  • put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

Synonyms

  • stress
  • accent
  • accentuate

Hypernyms

  • 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

Definition

  • to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

Synonyms

  • stress
  • emphasize
  • emphasise
  • punctuate
  • accent
  • accentuate

Hypernyms

  • express, show, evince: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"

Hyponyms

  • 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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