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  • a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
  • the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • 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
  • 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
  • distinctive manner of oral expression
    • he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent
    • she had a very clear speech pattern
  • put stress on; utter with an accent
    • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word
  • to stress, single out as important
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
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