Meaning of ACCENT in English
▪ broad ( esp. BrE ), heavy , marked , pronounced , strong , thick
She had a pronounced Southern ~.
▪ country , foreign , local , regional ( esp. BrE )
▪ American , British ( AmE ), English , French , etc.
▪ northern , southern , etc.
▪ middle-class ( BrE )
▪ cut-glass ( BrE ), posh ( BrE ), public-school ( BrE ), RP
He spoke with a cut-glass English ~.
▪ cockney , hick ( informal , esp. AmE ), Midwestern , Valley Girl , etc.
… OF ACCENT
▪ hint , trace
Her French was excellent, without a trace of an ~.
VERB + ACCENT
▪ have , speak in , speak with
▪ acquire ( esp. BrE )
▪ adopt , affect , assume , put on
She put on a Southern ~ when she answered the phone.
▪ fake , imitate , mimic
▪ drop , lose
He lost his ~ after moving to the capital.
Where are you from? I can't place your ~.
▪ in an ~
She spoke in a strong Jamaican ~.
▪ with an ~ , without an ~
a tall man with a Canadian ~
Accent is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ syllable
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012