a way of pronouncing the words of a language that shows which country or area a person comes from
a mark on a letter to show that it should be pronounced in a particular way
the emphasis that you should give to part of a word when saying it
a special importance that is given to sth; a special emphasis given to sth
pronounce (a word or a part of a word) with an accent
emphasize a part of sth; emphasize a word, sound, or feature; direct attention to; accentuate
"he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent"
"she had a very clear speech pattern"
"the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis"
"the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents"
"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"
"he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
"Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
"In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
Mild was his accent.
Somebody said in muffled accents: 'Merciful goodness!'
出自： L. M. Montgomery
I can not accent aryght in the latyn tonge.
出自： J. Palsgrave
Accenting the last syllable in the adjective.
出自： H. W. Fowler
He speaks English with an American accent.
He speaks English with an accent.
His English is slightly accented, but perfectly idiomatic.