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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of accent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having the main stress of a word; -- used of syllables.
- adj. being pronounced with sterss; -- used of syllables.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of syllables
- adj. bearing a stress or accent
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The fundamental fact in the constitution of the rhythmical unit is the antithesis of two phases which we call the accented and the unaccented.
A video shows the doll in full geisha makeup, set to a woman's voice singing Marlene Dietrich's "Falling in Love Again" in Japanese-accented English.
“Everybody get down!” he shouted in American-accented Polish, then suited action to words by diving into the snow himself.
" Some people come to change the battery, " he said in Russian-accented English.
He would later go on to voice a certain Southern-accented, polite, blue hound who shared part of his name with a Mark Twain character.
Speaking in American-accented Serbo-Croatian, he took the oath of office as prime minister of the rump Yugoslav federation dominated by Serbia, adding "So help me, God" in English.
The bearded man, speaking in American-accented English, said that he was the "emir" (director) of the facility.
Then a Mexican fellow appeared and, looking over my shoulder, asked in accented English what the problem was.
This agglutination is precisely what obscured the original penultimate accent of the bare nominative singular, making it now a word accented on the antepenultimate syllable third-to-last syllable.
It is just because he is not an East German survivor but a fresh, cosmopolitan child of the Americanized West, a privileged Wessi down to the carefully unbuttoned tips of his pink button-down shirt, fluent in American-accented English and the universal language of Hollywood, that he is able to translate the East German experience into an idiom that catches the imagination of the world.
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