Definition of Accentuation

1. Noun. The use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance.

Generic synonyms: Accent, Emphasis, Stress
Derivative terms: Accentuate



2. Noun. The act of giving special importance or significance to something.
Exact synonyms: Accenting, Emphasizing
Generic synonyms: Action
Derivative terms: Accentuate, Emphasize, Emphasize

Definition of Accentuation

1. n. Act of accentuating; applications of accent.

Definition of Accentuation

1. Noun. Act of accentuating; applications of accent. ¹

2. Noun. (context: ecclesiastical music) Pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accentuation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Accentuation

1. Act of accentuating; applications of accent. Specifically . Pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy. Origin: LL. Accentuatio: cf. F. Accentuation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Accentuation

accentless
accentlessly
accentlessness
accentor
accentors
accents
accentuable
accentual
accentual system
accentuality
accentually
accentuate
accentuated
accentuates
accentuating
accentuation (current term)
accentuations
accentuator
accentuators
accept
accept service
acceptabilities
acceptability
acceptable
acceptable daily intake
acceptable risk
acceptableness
acceptably
acceptance
acceptance sampling

Literary usage of Accentuation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"accentuation of the Sentence. Hitherto we have been considering only the ... But there is also such a thing as the accentuation of the sentence; ..."

2. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1897)
"Traces of Indo-European accentuation in Latin. BY PROF. ... There can be no doubt that this accentuation is in Latin of rather recent origin ; and it is at ..."

3. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"Indirectly accentuation of the pulmonic second sound points to ... If the right ventricle becomes weakened, the accentuation of the pulmonic second sound is ..."

4. A History of English Rhythms by Edwin Guest (1838)
"(B.) accentuation. The consideration of the laws, which regulate the accents of.an English sentence, has occasioned the writer much difficulty. ..."

5. An Introduction, Phonological, Morphological, Syntactic to the Gothic of Ulfilas by Thomas Le Marchant Douse (1886)
"accentuation.—As we have now had before us all the forms that Gothic words can ... (1, i) The central feature of every IE. system of accentuation is the ..."

6. A Grammar of the Homeric Dialect by David Binning Monro (1882)
"For the purpose of accentuation Nouns may be divided into those in which the ... The word is only Homeric, and the original accentuation may have been loet ..."

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