Meaning of ACCENT in English

ACCENT

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ broad ( esp. BrE ), heavy , marked , pronounced , strong , thick

She had a pronounced Southern ~.

▪ slight

▪ 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

▪ cultivate

▪ drop , lose

He lost his ~ after moving to the capital.

▪ place

Where are you from? I can't place your ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ in an ~

She spoke in a strong Jamaican ~.

▪ with an ~ , without an ~

a tall man with a Canadian ~

II.

verb

Accent is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ syllable

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .