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Synonyms for accent
ˈæk sɛnt; ækˈsɛntac·cent

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accent

    Synonyms:
    stress, rhythm, pulsation, beat, emphasis

    Antonyms:
    smoothness, inaccentuation, monotony, equableness, babble, flow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accent, speech patternnoun

    distinctive manner of oral expression

    "he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"; "she had a very clear speech pattern"

    Synonyms:
    stress, speech pattern, dialect, idiom, emphasis, accent mark

  2. emphasis, accentnoun

    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:
    dialect, vehemence, stress, accent mark, idiom, speech pattern, emphasis

  3. dialect, idiom, accentnoun

    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:
    phrase, artistic style, speech pattern, dialect, stress, set phrase, accent mark, idiom, parlance, emphasis, phrasal idiom, idiomatic expression

  4. stress, emphasis, accentnoun

    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:
    tenseness, speech pattern, vehemence, emphasis, stress, dialect, accent mark, tension, strain, focus, idiom

  5. accent, accent markverb

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

    Synonyms:
    stress, speech pattern, dialect, idiom, emphasis, accent mark

  6. stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateverb

    to stress, single out as important

    "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"

    Synonyms:
    emphasise, mark, punctuate, stress, try, underscore, strain, accentuate, underline, emphasize

  7. stress, accent, accentuateverb

    put stress on; utter with an accent

    "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

    Synonyms:
    emphasise, punctuate, stress, try, strain, accentuate, emphasize

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accentnoun

    Synonyms:
    intonation, cadence, tone, modulation of voice

  2. accentnoun

    Synonyms:
    stress (on a certain syllable)

  3. accentverb

    Synonyms:
    accentuate, lay stress upon, pronounce with accent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accentnoun

    Synonyms:
    stress, ictus, modulation, accentuation

  2. accentverb

    Synonyms:
    emphasize, accentuate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "accent":

    emphasis, focus, 'accent, focused

How to pronounce accent?

How to say accent in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1230focus
#2851beat
#2989stress
#3693focused
#4487emphasis
#5017phrase
#6612strain
#7946tension
#8028rhythm
#8873accent
#12802emphasize
#19433underline
#23104dialect
#25091underscore
#32104emphasise
#37219idiom
#54875accentuate
#68313parlance
#71655pulsation
#86052vehemence
#93647punctuate
#270065tenseness

How to use accent in a sentence?

  1. Sarah Shepherd:

    I get a lot of calls from people who want accent softening, who say,' I want to sound like the queen,'.

  2. Rizwan Manji:

    It was very strictly, like, the joke was on the accent.

  3. Steve King:

    As a Latino in a predominately white area, it is very hard, but the reason I decided to run is because I wanted people to know that if a first-generation immigrant from Mexico who still has an accent, who still looks different, can run for office and win, it's huge.

  4. Sandy Valdivieso:

    When the flight attendant said we were heading to Dhaka, we believed that this was how you pronounced 'Dakar' with a Turkish accent.

  5. Marion Cotillard:

    It's difficult for me because firstly the language is English with a particular accent and I was always afraid of not managing to pay tribute to a given text, particularly when you're talking about Shakespeare, so that for me was perhaps what intimidated me most.


Translations for accent

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  • tongvalAfrikaans
  • نبر, تلفظ, نطق, علامة نبر, لكنةArabic
  • баҫымBashkir
  • на́ціскBelarusian
  • акцентирам, акце́нт, произноше́ние, ударе́ние, ритъм, [[поставям]] [[ударение]], подчертавамBulgarian
  • accentuar, accentCatalan, Valencian
  • přízvukCzech
  • betoning, trykDanish
  • Betonung, AkzentGerman
  • τόνοςGreek
  • akĉentoEsperanto
  • acento, tilde, acentuarSpanish
  • مدPersian
  • ilmaisu, [[merkitä]] [[aksentit]], painottaa, pilkku, aksenttimerkki, sävy, korostus, aksentti, isku, paino, puhe, korostaa, painotus, pääpaino, erityispiirre, äänensävy, sävyttää, painopisteFinnish
  • accentuer, accentFrench
  • aiceann, béim ghutha, aiceannaigh, blasIrish
  • beumScottish Gaelic
  • acentoGalician
  • מבטא, דגשHebrew
  • hangsúly, ékezet, akcentusHungarian
  • acentizar, acentoIdo
  • áherslaIcelandic
  • accentoItalian
  • 強調, アクセント, 強音, なまり, 話し振りJapanese
  • 강세Korean
  • kirtisLithuanian
  • на́гласок, акце́нт, нагла́сува, акценти́ра, прим, нагласокMacedonian
  • klemtoon, uitspraak, accent, accentteken, accentueren, beklemtonen, tongvalDutch
  • aksentuere, trykk, aksent, uttale, tonefall, betoning, merkeNorwegian
  • akcent, naciskPolish
  • linha, tonicidade, acento, sotaquePortuguese
  • accent, intonațieRomanian
  • акце́нт, [[ста́вить]] [[ударе́ние]], штрих, [[знак]] [[ударение, [[поста́вить]] [[ударе́ние]], подчеркну́ть, подчёркивать, ударе́ние, [[проставля́ть]] [[ударе́ние]], [[проста́вить]] [[ударе́ние]], акценти́роватьRussian
  • atzentuSardinian
  • naglasak, нагласакSerbo-Croatian
  • prízvukSlovak
  • naglàs, naglasiti, poudaritiSlovene
  • accent, accentuera, betoning, betona, brytningSwedish
  • శైలి, యాసTelugu
  • vurgulamak, şive, ağız, vurgu, aksanTurkish
  • на́голосUkrainian
  • kazetamalVolapük

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