Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to accent.
  • adjective Based on stress accents.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to accent; rhythmical.
  • noun An accent-mark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to accent; characterized or formed by accent.
  • adjective Designating verse rhythmss based on stress accents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
  • adjective of or pertaining to accent or stress

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin accentus, accent; see accent.]

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accent +‎ -ual

Examples

  • It has one stress, which falls on the only syllable, if there is only one, if there are more, then scanning as above, on the first, and so gives rise to four sorts of feet, a monosyllable and the so-called accentual Trochee, Dactyl, and the First Paeon.

    Author’s Preface

  • If this is done there will be in common English verse only two possible feet—the so-called accentual Trochee and Dactyl, and correspondingly only two possible uniform rhythms, the so-called Trochaic and Dactylic.

    Author’s Preface

  • English verse only two possible feet -- the so-called accentual Trochee and Dactyl, and correspondingly only two possible uniform rhythms, the so-called

    Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Now First Published

  • He must, I think, be hopelessly blinded by prejudice if he does not come to the conclusion that there is a gulf between the systems of which these two poems are examples -- that if the first is "accentual," "sectional," and what not, then these same words are exactly _not_ the words which ought to be applied to the second. [

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • That is, to partially get rid of your most remarkable accentual features.

    P is for Pronunciation « An A-Z of ELT

  • If this manuscript hardly recognizes polyphony, notwithstanding the influence of the proses of the school of Saint-Martial-de-Limoges, this is because the author seems to have gone to the limit possible in non-accentual plainsong.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • However, an added bonus is that, even while dismissing Classical, or quantitative, prosody “English verse is so powerfully accentual and our ears are so habituated to its accents that quantitative prosody seems quite foreign to us.”156, they are able to support its study:

    THE PROSODY HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO POETIC FORM by ROBERT BEUM & KARL SHAPIRO

  • You could call it accentual verse, with a three beat first line, then seven, then five ...

    John Lundberg: The Worst Poet Ever

  • Frederik Kortlandt, On the relative chronology of Slavic accentual developments (2006), p.8 (see pdf): 10.8.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Frederik Kortlandt, On the relative chronology of Slavic accentual developments (2006), p.8 (see pdf): 10.8.

    A better understanding of Pre-IE gemination may lie with Slavic

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