Part of speech: verb

To speak, write, or print with an accent; emphasize.

Part of speech: noun

A stress of voice on a syllable of a word, or a mark used to indicate such stress known as primary ( ') and secondary (").

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Usage examples "accent":

  1. Did you or your father say anything to anybody about my voice; that I didn't seem to have so much accent as I had at first, or anything of that kind? - "The Man From the Clouds", J. Storer Clouston.
  2. She spoke with an accent, and with embarrassment; otherwise one would have said that she was bold and assured enough. - "Balcony Stories", Grace E. King.
  3. We couldn't help picking up a bit of an accent, don't you know. - "Two Little Knights of Kentucky", Annie Fellows Johnston.