Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of accentuating or of marking accent or stress in speech or writing; the state of being accented or accentuated. The mode of indicating accent; accentual notation. The act of emphasizing or laying stress; a bringing into prominence.
- n. Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
- n. ecclesiastical, music Pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Eccles. Mus.) Act of accentuating; applications of accent. pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.
- n. the act of giving special importance or significance to something
- n. the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
“The Fallacy of Accent ([Greek: prosodía]) is neither more nor less than a mistake in Greek accentuation.”
“Not only the syllabic arrangement, but the accentuation is the same; whereas in Latin, the accentuation is often counter; that is, an iambic dimeter in the Hirmos is answered by a trochaic dimeter in the Troparion.”
“a double rhythmical treatment appears, but while with intervals of two seconds the phases of temporal and intensive rhythm coincide, at rates of one and five seconds they are opposed, that is, the accentuation falls on the initial reaction which is followed by the shorter interval.”
“Over cropping and the accentuation of aromatics (despite the ripeness of the fruit) has led to many wines that I find completely devoid of any elegance and frankly, undrinkable.”
“Loaded pauses and … belaboured accentuation as the automotive irritants vroom through another joke … about driveshafts.”
“The most likely result of this vote will be an accentuation of the crisis, with Euro-style nationalization riding to the rescue within the decade.”
“Film-3D isn't like the real world -- it's an accentuation of it; or, in other words, a gimmick.”
“Conductors should mark the changes, and conduct them (beating the half-note, as much as possible); singers need only keep an even quarter-note pulse, whether duple or compound, and follow the natural rhythm and accentuation of the text.”
“It does make me a little nuts sometimes personally since I have my own OCD about that kind of thing too, BUT I have to say that his pronunciation made me sit down once and think about what the accentuation implies.”
“Throughout the ages, they have served as an offensive weapon to knock down fortifications, an accentuation in pieces of classical music, and a rudimentary yet entertaining transport for clowns.”
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