noun a word; a significant tone.
2. accent ·noun expressions in general; speech.
3. accent ·noun stress laid on certain syllables of a verse.
4. accent ·noun the expressive emphasis and shading of a passage.
5. accent ·vt to mark emphatically; to emphasize.
6. accent ·noun the rhythmical accent, which marks phrases and sections of a period.
7. accent ·noun a special emphasis of a tone, even in the weaker part of the measure.
8. accent ·noun a mark used to denote feet and inches; as, 6' 10'' is six feet ten inches.
9. accent ·vt to express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
10. accent ·noun a regularly recurring stress upon the tone to mark the beginning, and, more feebly, the third part of the measure.
11. accent ·noun a superior force of voice or of articulative effort upon some particular syllable of a word or a phrase, distinguishing it from the others.
12. accent ·noun a mark at the right hand of a number, indicating minutes of a degree, seconds, ·etc.; as, 12'27'', ·i.e., twelve minutes twenty seven seconds.
13. accent ·noun a mark placed at the right hand of a letter, and a little above it, to distinguish magnitudes of a similar kind expressed by the same letter, but differing in value, as y', y''.
14. accent ·noun modulation of the voice in speaking; manner of speaking or pronouncing; peculiar or characteristic modification of the voice; tone; as, a foreign accent; a french or a german accent.
15. accent ·noun a mark or character used in writing, and serving to regulate the pronunciation; ·esp.: (a) a mark to indicate the nature and place of the spoken accent; (b) a mark to indicate the quality of sound of the vowel marked; as, the french accents.