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Translation of accent in Spanish:


American English: /ˈækˌsɛnt/
British English: /ˈaks(ə)nt/
, /ˈaksɛnt/
  • 1 1.1 (pronunciation) to speak with a German/southern accent
    hablar con acento alemán/del sur
    her French accent is perfect
    tiene muy buen acento cuando habla francés
    Example sentences
    • The whole country was a mixture of different languages and accents back then, especially in the rural areas.
    • And is there anywhere in the world with a greater diversity of accents than London?
    • And a beautiful thing, for me, was that most spoke with foreign accents and in foreign languages.
    also: accents plural
    (tone) [literary] her tender accents
    su dulce tono
  • 2 2.1 (stress) (Linguistics, Music)
    Example sentences
    • In all but parts of eastern Slovakia, the stress is on the first syllable of a word; longer words (three or more syllables) have secondary accents.
    • Mania, they were told, is simply the Italian translation of the word obsession, and anyway it's pronounced with the accent on the second syllable.
    • In Samoan words all syllables are given equal timing with a slight accent placed on the penultimate syllable.
    Example sentences
    • Rachmaninoff indicates that the tenor carries the melody by placing accents over each of its notes.
    • Or consider the college piano student, carefully groomed to taper each Mozartean phrase just so, and deliver sharp accents in Bartok.
    • Moravec takes the opening of the first in a way that connects with Bartók's piano dances, with shifting accents.
    2.2 (emphasis) to put the accent on something
    poner énfasis en algo
    hacer hincapié en algo
  • 3 (symbol) (Linguistics)
    Example sentences
    • The accents and other diacritical marks we now use to write ancient Greek are comparatively late inventions.
    • FYI - I had to leave out some of the accent marks on some of the Spanish words.
    • It's a neat trick to have a way to spell words containing both nasalization and crucially important tone without any accents or funny letters.

transitive verb

American English: /ˈækˌsɛnt/
, /ækˈsɛnt/
British English: /akˈsɛnt/
  • 1 (stress)
    Example sentences
    • His pale features were accented by his ebony hair.
    • Dark hair and even darker eyes accented his pale features and an amused smile touched his thin lips.
    • He had a certain smug look as the setting sun accented his facial features and bathed the luxurious office in shades of red and gold light.
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