English noun: accent
|1.||accent (communication) distinctive manner of oral expression|
|Samples||He couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent.|
She had a very clear speech pattern.
|2.||accent (state) special importance or significance|
|Samples||The red light gave the central figure increased emphasis.|
The room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents.
|Broader (hypernym)||grandness, importance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||focus, stress|
|3.||accent (communication) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||non-standard speech|
|Narrower (hyponym)||eye dialect, patois|
|Domain usage members||bang, euphonious, forrad, forrard, forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, spang|
|4.||accent (communication) the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)|
|Samples||He put the stress on the wrong syllable.|
|Broader (hypernym)||inflection, prosody|
|Narrower (hyponym)||accentuation, pitch accent, sentence stress, tonic accent, word accent, word stress|
|5.||accent (communication) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation|
|Broader (hypernym)||diacritic, diacritical mark|
|Narrower (hyponym)||acute, acute accent, ague, grave, grave accent, stress mark|
|Domain category||language, linguistic communication|
English verb: accent
|1.||accent (communication) to stress, single out as important|
|Samples||Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet.|
|Synonyms||accentuate, emphasise, emphasize, punctuate, stress|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
|Broader (hypernym)||evince, express, show|
|Narrower (hyponym)||background, bear down, bring out, downplay, drive home, emphasise, emphasize, play down, point up, press home, ram home, re-emphasise, re-emphasize, set off, topicalize, underline, underscore|
|2.||accent (communication) put stress on; utter with an accent|
|Samples||In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out|