What does the word accent mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Grace E. King
  3. We couldn't help picking up a bit of an accent, don't you know. – Two Little Knights of Kentucky by Annie Fellows Johnston