Noun Definition


1.Definition: a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

Category: General

2.Definition: distinctive manner of oral expression

"He couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent", "She had a very clear speech pattern"

Category: General

3.Definition: special importance or significance

"The red light gave the central figure increased emphasis", "The room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"

Related Noun(s):emphasis

Category: General

4.Definition: the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)

Related Noun(s):emphasis, stress

Category: General

5.Definition: the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

"The immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English", "He has a strong German accent", "It has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"

Related Noun(s):dialect, idiom

Category: General