Definition of Accents

1. Noun. (plural of accent) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of accent) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accents

1. accent [v] - See also: accent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accents

accensions
accensor
accensors
accent
accent acute
accent grave
accent mark
accent marks
accented
accenting
accentless
accentlessly
accentlessness
accentor
accentors
accents (current term)
accentuable
accentual
accentual system
accentuality
accentually
accentuate
accentuated
accentuates
accentuating
accentuation
accentuations
accentuator
accentuators
accept

Literary usage of Accents

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1. The Principles of Expression in Pianoforte Playing by Adolph Friedrich Christiani (1885)
"I now return to positive grammatical accents, more particularly to their relation ... "We know that positive grammatical accents have the object of giving ..."

2. A History of English Rhythms by Edwin Guest (1838)
"Verse of four accents, 190. Verses beginning with section 1, 194—with section 1 / ... Verses of seven accents, beginning with the compound section, 277. ..."

3. Of the Origin and Progress of Language by James Burnett Monboddo (1787)
"Of the variety, which the rhythms and accents of the Greek language gave to ... The French have neither quantity nor accent.—The Italians have accents. ..."

4. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius, Thomas Jefferson Conant, Emil Roediger (1856)
"OF THE accents. 1. The design of the accents in general is, to show the rhythmical members of the verses in the Old Testament text. ..."

5. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"Rousseau (Dictionnaire de Musique) says of it, ' The singer who feels what he sings, and duly marks the phrases and accents, is a man of taste. ..."

6. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... Titinius above table C. 2The table gets covered with parchments, maps, etc. 3Be careful of the accents in this line; toward is one syllable. Phil-ip-pi. ..."

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