Adjective "Accent" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Accent


    Definition:

    1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of pitch, or length, or of a combination of these.

    2. degree of prominence of a syllable within a word and sometimes of a word within a phrase: primary accent; secondary accent.

    3. a mark indicating stress (as (·, ·), or (ˈ, ˌ), or (′, ″)), vowel quality (as French grave `,acute ´,circumflex ^, ), form (as French la “the” versus là “there”), or pitch.

    4. any similar mark.

    5. Prosody. regularly recurring stress. a mark

    Examples:

    "products can be accent."

    "governances can be accent."