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I just wanted to be an ordinary, middle-class person. When I was at Cambridge, I made great efforts to lose the last remnants of my Cockney accent.
Peter Ackroyd

Meaning of "accent" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACCENT

Via Old French from Latin accentus, from ad- to + cantus chant, song. The Latin is a rendering of Greek prosōidia a song sung to music, the tone of a syllable.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACCENT

accent  [ˈæksənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACCENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Accent is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb accent in English.

WHAT DOES ACCENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of accent in the English dictionary

The first definition of accent in the dictionary is the characteristic mode of pronunciation of a person or group, esp one that betrays social or geographical origin. Other definition of accent is a mark (such as (ˈ), (ˌ), ´ or `) used in writing to indicate the stress or prominence of a syllable. Such a mark may also be used to indicate that a written syllable is to be pronounced, esp when such pronunciation is not usual, as in turnèd. Accent is also rhythmic stress in verse or prose.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ACCENT

PRESENT

Present
I accent
you accent
he/she/it accents
we accent
you accent
they accent
Present continuous
I am accenting
you are accenting
he/she/it is accenting
we are accenting
you are accenting
they are accenting
Present perfect
I have accented
you have accented
he/she/it has accented
we have accented
you have accented
they have accented
Present perfect continuous
I have been accenting
you have been accenting
he/she/it has been accenting
we have been accenting
you have been accenting
they have been accenting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I accented
you accented
he/she/it accented
we accented
you accented
they accented
Past continuous
I was accenting
you were accenting
he/she/it was accenting
we were accenting
you were accenting
they were accenting
Past perfect
I had accented
you had accented
he/she/it had accented
we had accented
you had accented
they had accented
Past perfect continuous
I had been accenting
you had been accenting
he/she/it had been accenting
we had been accenting
you had been accenting
they had been accenting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will accent
you will accent
he/she/it will accent
we will accent
you will accent
they will accent
Future continuous
I will be accenting
you will be accenting
he/she/it will be accenting
we will be accenting
you will be accenting
they will be accenting
Future perfect
I will have accented
you will have accented
he/she/it will have accented
we will have accented
you will have accented
they will have accented
Future perfect continuous
I will have been accenting
you will have been accenting
he/she/it will have been accenting
we will have been accenting
you will have been accenting
they will have been accenting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would accent
you would accent
he/she/it would accent
we would accent
you would accent
they would accent
Conditional continuous
I would be accenting
you would be accenting
he/she/it would be accenting
we would be accenting
you would be accenting
they would be accenting
Conditional perfect
I would have accent
you would have accent
he/she/it would have accent
we would have accent
you would have accent
they would have accent
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been accenting
you would have been accenting
he/she/it would have been accenting
we would have been accenting
you would have been accenting
they would have been accenting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you accent
we let´s accent
you accent
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to accent
Past participle
accented
Present Participle
accenting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACCENT


absent
ˈæbsənt
adjacent
əˈdʒeɪsənt
adolescent
ˌædəˈlɛsənt
crescent
ˈkrɛsənt
decent
ˈdiːsənt
docent
ˈdəʊsənt
fluorescent
ˌflʊəˈrɛsənt
incandescent
ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt
indecent
ɪnˈdiːsənt
innocent
ˈɪnəsənt
lucent
ˈluːsənt
magnificent
mæɡˈnɪfɪsənt
maleficent
məˈlɛfɪsənt
passant
ˈpæsənt
puissant
ˈpjuːɪsənt
recent
ˈriːsənt
relaxant
rɪˈlæksənt
reminiscent
ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsənt
translucent
trænzˈluːsənt
Vincent
ˈvɪnsənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACCENT

acceleration due to gravity
acceleration of free fall
acceleration of gravity
accelerative
accelerator
accelerator pedal
acceleratory
accelerometer
accend
accension
accented
accentless
accentor
accentual
accentuality
accentually
accentuate
accentuation
accept
acceptability

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACCENT

acute accent
ascent
cent
chemiluminescent
complacent
descent
effervescent
line of descent
luminescent
nascent
Oxford accent
per cent
pitch accent
primary accent
Red Crescent
Saint Vincent
scent
secondary accent
the crescent
tonic accent

Synonyms and antonyms of accent in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACCENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «accent» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of accent

Translation of «accent» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACCENT

Find out the translation of accent to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of accent from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «accent» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

口音
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acento
570 millions of speakers

English

accent
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लहजे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لهجة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

акцент
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বরাঘাত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

accent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Aksen
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Akzent
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

なまり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

억양
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aksen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உச்சரிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उच्चारण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aksan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

akcent
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

акцент
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

accent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προφορά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aksent
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

accent
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

aksent
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of accent

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACCENT»

The term «accent» is very widely used and occupies the 7.855 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACCENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «accent» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «accent» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about accent

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «ACCENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word accent.
1
Peter Ackroyd
I just wanted to be an ordinary, middle-class person. When I was at Cambridge, I made great efforts to lose the last remnants of my Cockney accent.
2
Moran Atias
As actors, we get to hide. You can change your hair and your accent, and it's not you. You have tricks, these masks.
3
Jake T. Austin
I was born and raised in New York, so I was blessed - or some say cursed - with a strong New York accent.
4
Chris Bohjalian
As a novelist, there are three phone calls you never expect to receive in your lifetime because if you waited for them you would grow despairing - one calling from Stockholm with a Swedish accent, one from the NBA, and one from Oprah Winfrey.
5
Pierre Bonnard
Work on the accent, it will enliven the whole.
6
Charlotte Church
I would quite like to do a different accent or play something so different from myself because Olivia, the character I play in this film, is similar to me.
7
Viola Davis
I do believe that there are African Americans who have thick accents. My mom has a thick accent; my relatives have thick accents. But sometimes you have to adjust when you go into the world of film, TV, theatre, in order to make it accessible to people.
8
Viola Davis
I've been online doing all kinds of research and that seems to be the constant criticism, that Aibileen's accent was just too thick. And for me, I don't want anything to distract from the character.
9
Nikki DeLoach
I learned how to get rid of the Southern accent when I was, like, 11 years old and living in New York for the summer doing modeling and commercials and auditioning for Broadway. The mother I lived with for the summer taught me how to drop my Southern accent.
10
Christopher Eccleston
I love my accent, I thought it was useful in Gone In 60 Seconds because the standard villain is upper class or Cockney. My Northern accent would be an odd clash opposite Nic Cage.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACCENT»

Discover the use of accent in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to accent and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Accent on Achievement, Bk 2: Horn in F, Book & CD
The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly.
John O'Reilly, Mark Williams, 1998
2
Accent on Achievement, Book 1: Trombone
The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly.
John O'Reilly, Mark Williams, 1997
3
Accent on Achievement
Accent on Achievement is a revolutionary, best-selling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through full-color pages and the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method.
John O'Reilly, Mark Williams, 1997
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English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and ...
English with an Accent: focuses on language variation linked to geography and social identity looks at how the media and the entertainment industry work to promote linguistic stereotyping examines how employers discriminate on the basis of ...
Rosina Lippi-Green, 1997
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Accent on Achievement Book 2: B Flat Bass Clarinet
The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly.
John O'Reilly, Mark Williams, 1998
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Accent on Achievement, Bk 1: Combined Percussion---S.D., ...
The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly.
John O'Reilly, Mark Williams, 1997
7
Mastering the American Accent
Exercises present tricky vowel and consonant sounds and demonstrate correct syllable stress and rhythmn.
Lisa Mojsin, 2009
8
Accent on Achievement, Bk 1: E-Flat Alto Saxophone, Book & CD
The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly.
John O'Reilly, Mark Williams, 1997
9
Accent on Achievement, Bk 3: Oboe
23 л; |Л.Л|ЛЛ|Яз; Count: l & 2 & 1 к(&а)2 & THE KEEL Row Allegretto 24 English/ Scottish Folk Song ACCENT ON RHYTHM: /Л J and 25 яи i гл_ яз i л Я1 1 т ь , i гэ л i т. яз Count: 1 e(&)a 2 Kc I & a (2) с ли PETITE OISEAU Moderato '..vT "p if Г  ...
John O'Reilly, Mark Williams
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Lose Your Accent in 28 Days
The book offers 80 techniques for better pronunciation. In all, the system offers 956 guided examples. Written by world-renowned accent reduction expert, Judy Ravin.
Judy Ravin, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACCENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term accent is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Alesha Dixon heckled for singing British national anthem in …
Accent aside, Dixon's delivery was met with a less than favourable response. When you hear Alesha Dixon singing the National Anthem and all ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Bastille Days brings French accent to downtown Milwaukee
Boost your personal savoir faire with a visit to Bastille Days, Milwaukee's annual French-themed festival, which takes place Thursday through ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
3
Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane accent Galaxy's 4-0 win over Toronto
Steven Gerrard wished the fans a happy Fourth of July, Robbie Keane provided fireworks with a hat trick, and the Galaxy cruised to a 4-0 victory ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
4
Single men in America hiring Irish accent coaches to pick up women
We all know the Irish accent is one of the sexiest in the world, and now some single men in America are trying to tap in to its appeal on the ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
5
Fifth Harmony take the 'Worth It' British accent challenge
So this time, in the knowledge they'd been to places like actual Stoke-on-Trent, we got the girls to take their second British accent challenge. «Sugarscape, Jul 15»
6
Sudbury Accent: Grandparents redefine vacations
Most people would agree that the so-called baby boomers, a generation born during the post-Second World War period starting in 1946, ... «The Sudbury Star, Jul 15»
7
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson puts accent on positive progress
Michelle Watson can pinpoint the moment her daughter Heather decided she wanted to be a tennis player. “She was eight and a half when Tim ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
8
0-100 in 5 Points or Less: 2015 Hyundai Accent SE automatic
Hyundai's Accent has kept momentum going in showrooms since it first arrived in 1995. Cute, inexpensive (perhaps even cheap…) ... «Auto123.com, Jul 15»
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Five years on, doctors say Plymouth woman will have Chinese …
A Plymouth woman who developed a Chinese accent in 2010 after suffering a chronic migraine has been told she will have it for life after ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
10
Reel Report: Scattered storms and feeding fish accent Fourth of July …
Folks heading out into Mobile Bay or Mississippi Sound over the Fourth of July weekend should find lots of school-size speckled trout on flats ... «AL.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Accent [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/accent>. Apr 2020 ».
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