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accent
Pronunciation: / aksɑ̃ /

Translation of accent in English:

nom masculin

  • 3 (Phonétique)accent (d'intensité) accent fixe/libre
    fixed/free stress
    l'accent porte sur la dernière syllabe
    the stress is ou falls on the last syllable
    mettre l'accent sur quelque chose [figuré]
    to put the emphasis on something, to stress something
  • 4 (nuance, note) See examples: il n'y avait pas le moindre accent de sincérité dans son discours
    there wasn't the slightest hint of sincerity in his/her speech
    musique aux accents mozartiens
    music with Mozartian overtones
    un accent de vérité
    a ring of truth

Compounds

accent de hauteur

accent tonique

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