1. used of syllables

a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word

Syn: ↑tonic
Ant: ↑atonic (for: ↑tonic)
2. bearing a stress or accent

an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'

Syn: ↑stressed
Ant: ↑unstressed (for: ↑stressed)
Similar to: ↑emphatic, ↑emphasized, ↑emphasised, ↑masculine

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • accented — adj. 1. (Phonology) having the main stress of a word; used of syllables Syn: tonic (vs. atonic) [WordNet 1.5] 2. 1 being pronounced with sterss; used of syllables Syn: heavy, strong [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accented — [[t]æ̱ksentɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED Language or speech that is accented is spoken with a particular accent. → See also accent I spoke rather good, but heavily accented English... Don t do that, he says in his soft, accented voice …   English dictionary

  • accented — ac|cen|ted [əkˈsentıd US ˈæksen ] adj 1.) spoken with a foreign accent ▪ He spoke heavily accented English. 2.) emphasized or given special importance ▪ accented lighting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • accented — ac|cent|ed [ æk sentəd ] adjective spoken with an accent: heavily accented (=with a strong accent): Signor Bonini welcomed them in his heavily accented English …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • accented — adjective heavily accented words or speech that are heavily accented are spoken with a very strong accent …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • accented — UK [ækˈsentɪd] / US [ækˈsentəd] adjective spoken with an accent heavily accented (= with a strong accent): Signor Bonini welcomed them in his heavily accented English …   English dictionary

  • Accented — Accent Ac*cent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accenting}.] [OF. accenter, F. accentuer.] [1913 Webster] 1. To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent. [1913 Webster] 2. To mark …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accented — adj. Accented is used with these nouns: ↑English, ↑syllable, ↑vowel …   Collocations dictionary

  • accented — un·accented; …   English syllables

  • accented — adj. emphasized, stressed, accentuated ac·cent || æksÉ™nt n. mode of pronunciation characteristic of a group of people or region; emphasis placed on a certain syllable in a word; mark on a letter or word showing stress or pitch; emphasis;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accented — adjective spoken with a particular accent. → accent …   English new terms dictionary

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