accentuation


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ac·cen·tu·ate

 (ăk-sĕn′cho͞o-āt′)
tr.v. ac·cen·tu·at·ed, ac·cen·tu·at·ing, ac·cen·tu·ates
1. To stress or emphasize; intensify: "land-reform plans that accentuated the already chaotic pattern of landholding" (James Fallows).
2. To pronounce with a stress or accent.
3. To mark with an accent.

[Medieval Latin accentuāre, accentuāt-, from Latin accentus, accent; see accent.]

ac·cen′tu·a′tion n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accentuation - the use or application of an accentaccentuation - the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
stress, accent, emphasis - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
2.accentuation - the act of giving special importance or significance to somethingaccentuation - the act of giving special importance or significance to something
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
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accentuation

noun
Special weight placed upon something considered important:
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Translations

accentuation

[ækˌsentjʊˈeɪʃən] Nacentuación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

accentuation

nBetonung f; (in speaking, Mus) → Akzentuierung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

accentuation

[ækˌsɛntjuːˈeɪʃn] naccentuazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
The origin of the Chinese tone is not a poetical one, but is undoubtedly due to the necessity of having some distinguishing method of accentuation in a language which only contains about four hundred different sounds.
"I always thought," he said deliberately, with a certain accentuation of his flavouring of lisp, "that there was something the matter with his ears, from the way he covered them.
Master Charmolue exhibited an alarming note book, and began to read, with many gestures and the exaggerated accentuation of the pleader, an oration in Latin, wherein all the proofs of the suit were piled up in Ciceronian periphrases, flanked with quotations from Plautus, his favorite comic author.
It was a sonorous, harmonious, and flexible dialect, the vowels seeming to admit of very varied accentuation.
In fact, the unknown spoke with that impetuosity which is the principal character of English accentuation, even among men who speak the French language with the neatest purity.
not only without the slightest appearance of irony, or even any particular accentuation, but with so even and unbroken an appearance of seriousness that assuredly anyone might have supposed that these initials were the original ones written in the ballad.
His chief work was on accentuation. (25) This and the next two fragment segments are meant to be read together.
What is wished for just now is the accentuation of the unrest - of the fermentation which undoubtedly exists - "
The sentence -- the dread sentence of death -- was the last of distinct accentuation which reached my ears.
Additionally, he said that careful analysis the book brings forth and consolidates the evidence on the intolerance inherent in Hinduism and its accentuation into extremist interpretation.
Perifollicular scales, white dots and blue-grey dots along with accentuation of honeycomb pattern were seen in LPP (Figure 1).