Definition of Accentual

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to accent or stress.

Derivative terms: Accent, Accent
Partainyms: Accent



2. Adjective. (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity. "Accentual rhythm"
Derivative terms: Accent
Antonyms: Quantitative, Syllabic

Definition of Accentual

1. a. Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.

Definition of Accentual

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent. ¹

2. Adjective. Designating verse rhythmss based on stress accents. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accentual

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accentual

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

Literary usage of Accentual

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1. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1893)
"accentual RHYTHM IN LATIN. BY JB GREENOUGH. IN the great controversy as to whether the Saturnian verse was quantitative or accentual, each side maintains ..."

2. The Foreign Sources of Modern English Versification: With Especial Reference by Charlton Miner Lewis (1898)
"accentual .verse. The third and last of the distinct principles of modern ... The accentual principle may therefore be regarded as the sole native base of ..."

3. The Works of James Harris, Esq. by James Harris (1841)
"We are now to proceed to the modern languages, and to our own in particular, which, like the rest, has little of harmony but what it derives from accentual ..."

4. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1911)
"With the approach of the Middle Ages, the antique metres decayed or were transformed to accentual rhythms; the appreciation of antique forms of poetry ..."

5. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1901)
"With the approach of the Middle Ages, the antique metres decayed or were transformed to accentual rhythms; the appreciation of antique forms of poetry ..."

6. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1911)
"With the approach of the Middle Ages, the antique metres decayed or were transformed to accentual rhythms; the appreciation of antique forms of poetry ..."

7. A History of French Versification by Leon Emile Kastner (1903)
"accentual VERSE. Although no accentual verses were written in French before the nineteenth century, they found an isolated supporter at the beginning of the ..."

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