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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun (Eccles. Mus.) Act of accentuating; applications of accent.

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

  • noun Act of accentuating; applications of accent.
  • noun ecclesiastical, music Pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.

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

  • noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
  • noun the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance

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