Translation of accent in Spanish:
nounAmerican English: /ˈækˌsɛnt/ British English: /ˈaks(ə)nt/ , /ˈaksɛnt/
- 1 1.1 (pronunciation) to speak with a German/southern accenthablar con acento alemán/del surher French accent is perfecttiene muy buen acento cuando habla francésExample sentences1.2
also: accents plural(tone) [literary] her tender accentssu dulce tono
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (stress) (Linguistics, Music)Example sentences
Example sentences2.2 (emphasis) to put the accent on something
- 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.
poner énfasis en algo
- 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.
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 verbAmerican English: /ˈækˌsɛnt/ , /ækˈsɛnt/ British English: /akˈsɛnt/
- 1 (stress)(syllable/word)
- 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.
- 2 (American English) → accentuate 1
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