a.1.Capable of being accented.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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but the following scansions also proposed by Gouvard show that consistent application of his criterion for dividing the line (presumably word-accent?) must require in the case of the above examples at least the insertion of a further 'coupe' at the second syllables of 'grisettes' and 'accueille' and of the third of 'habilleuse', to say nothing of 'coupes' at the potentially accentuable syllables of 'gardera', 'fantome' and 'demi-tour':
Only when he gets to lines of ten or twelve syllables with invariant accent on the fourth/sixth accentuable vowel of the line does the discussion begin.